More Protection for the Coral Reefs in the Mexican Caribbean

Coral Reefs

The state of Quintana Roo is known for promoting activities and actions to protect and preserve its ecosystems, which make this Mexican destination a true paradise and the favorite place to enjoy the best beach vacations.

In recent days, the state Governor’s administration, through the Ministry of Ecology and Environment (SEMA) signed a collaboration agreement with the Mesoamerican Reef Fund Inc. (MAR Fund) for the protection and conservation of the coral reefs within the area.

The objective of this agreement is to implement actions and activities so that, in case that a hurricane impacts the reef ecosystems of Quintana Roo coasts, an adequate application of resources is carried out.

The Secretary of Ecology, Efrain Villanueva, explained that strategies will be developed for the timely application of financial resources, knowledge and experience to protect and conserve reef ecosystems, including the ecosystems that are part of the Parametric Insurance (a mechanism that provides timely resources to communities that have been affected by hurricanes, in order to execute rapid response actions to repair the reef and thus resume ecosystem activity within the coastal community).

It is important to mention that the Parametric Insurance for the Recovery of Beaches and Coral Reefs against hurricanes contributed to the rapid restoration of the natural systems that were damaged during the last hurricanes in the state of Quintana Roo.