Help us, save and protect the corals and marine life in Las Terrenas, north coast of the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean


The project

Passionate about diving since the age of 9, I 've done my job full-time for 20 years. Today Instructor Trainer, I dive all day and especially a passion for the protection of the seabed. I have often diving in marine parks, protected area and nature reserve. My project is to protect, develop the seabed of Las Terrenas. I'll explain why it's important to do that.




Coral reefs are tropical ecosystems in shallow waters, which contain a wide variety of plants and animals.   The reefs provide protection for the islands and a paradise for naturalists and visitors. Unfortunately, coral reefs are severely affected by human activities and global warming. The Dominican Republic is no exception. The Samana Peninsula is considered a critical area by NGOs specialized in the monitoring of reefs worldwide,   To provide solutions to this problem, I decided to get involved in this conservation project, there are now 3 years old, I work on the education of children in schools in order to explain the urgency of project. I have already obtained very encouraging results by working with a marine biologist, but it requires a lot of money to carry it out. We have already completed phases of our project, and we expect with this fundraiser, cultivate corals and relocate them in the local sites. We will also develop hunting lionfish, scourge in all the Caribbean. This kind of scorpion came from the Pacific devours everything in its path: fish and shellfish ..... Nothing stops because it has no predators in this part of the globe. Located at the top of the food chain of the reef system, it does not directly attack the corals, but fish that clean the reef. Indirectly, therefore destroyed many coral ecosystems.




Why fund it?

As you read above, in order to increase coral cover, you will have to first create a nursery. Indeed, coral is certainly an animal, but it can grow like a plant. We must first find in the seabed around Las Terrenas sufficiently large corals and healthy to be able to take part. Once they reach fifteen centimeters, we can cut them in half again and so on to have enough for them relocate. (view the photo)



This crownfunding will allow us to finance:   - The purchase and the creation of metal structures for nursery - The boat rental and purchase of fuel for the research and collection of corals - Dives for surveillance and monitoring of young corals - Purchase of specific equipment needed to hunt lion fish - Raising awareness of the local population with an information campaign on corals with schools and local associations - Awareness of the local fishermen population by an information campaign on the lion fish.




Passionné de la plongée sous-marine depuis l'age de 9 ans, je suis aujourd'hui Instructeur Trainer. Apres plusieurs plongées à travers le monde, je suis venu m'installer ici à Las Terrenas pour ouvrir mon centre de plongée. Passionné également de la protection des fonds marins, je collabore avec un Docteur en biologie sous marine de l'organisme... See more

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Tu peux compter sur moi, Philippe, pour aller replanter du corail avec toi !
Bravo pour cette initiative c'est courageux car pas facile Marlene
Merci pour votre action. Il me tarde de voir le progres lors de ma prochaine visit a LT. F