Improvement ecosystem services to support underwater life

Improving ecosystem services to support underwater life in the Marina El Cid, Quintana Roo

Date

2020 - on going

Financing

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Location

Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

This project is carried out in the Marina "El Cid", in Puerto Morelos and focuses on the installation of artificial habitats that provide refuge for fish larvae; which favors their survival and future recruitment to wild populations.
This project is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 14: "Underwater Life"; of the United Nations (UN).

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Service

• Corporate Social Responsibility

Wildlife Maarine Habitat Enhancements & Innovative Methods of Marine Ecosystem Restoration

• Outreach & Education

Products

• Installation of 20 Biohut devices that will be auxiliary in:
• Ecosystem support services for marine life (fish postlarvae and macro invertebrates).
• Promote the survival of fish postlarvae and support the ecological restoration of wild populations.
• Biological monitoring of native, exotic and invasive species.

• Establishment of an environmental education program for high school students.
• Alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations Organization (UN): 14-Underwater life and 17- Alliances to achieve Type of servicess.
• Identification of aquatic species associated with artificial refuges: Biohut®.
• Identification guide for aquatic species associated with artificial refuges: Biohut®.
• Increase in the collection of records of the Crustaceans (Collection 601, CONABIO) and Molluscs (Collection 603, CONABIO) collections.