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Quick Facts. Sarateneja , in mayan , means “taking water from the rock”. Population: 2,000 Technological Advances: E lectricity: 1970 Telephone: 1990. Sarateneja Alliance for Conservation and Development.

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Quick facts

Quick Facts

  • Sarateneja, in mayan, means “taking water from the rock”.

  • Population: 2,000

  • Technological Advances:

    • Electricity: 1970

    • Telephone: 1990


Sarateneja alliance for conservation and development

Sarateneja Alliance for Conservation and Development

  • "SACD is an alliance dedicated to improving the quality of life of its stakeholder communities through conservation, protected areas management and the sustainable use of the natural resources."


Sustainability efforts by sacd

Sustainability Efforts by SACD

  • Natural Resource Management

    • Sureveillence and Enforcement

  • Management of Conservation Threats

    • Sustainable Fisheries

    • West Indian Manatee

    • Mangrove

    • Seagrass

    • Water Quality


Sustainable development

Sustainable Development:

  • Economic Component

    • Pig rearing creates jobs

    • Homestay created more jobs for locals

    • Bring tourists, researchers b/c of SD program, and students with homestay

    • # 3


Sustainable development1

Sustainable Development:

  • Social Component

    • Men don’t have to be away at sea for weeks at a time

    • Don’t want to be a tourist attraction

    • Educational resources with SACD

    • Working together to manage pig farms

    • #3


Sustainable development2

Sustainable Development:

  • Environmental Component

    • Less water pollution

    • No overfishing

    • Pig feces

    • Other types animal farms (cattle/chicken)

    • # 3


Sarteneja s positive aspects of sd

Sarteneja’s Positive Aspects of SD

  • In what areas does the community excel, or appear to be focusing its best efforts?

    • Social Aspect

      • SACD Educational Program

    • Economic Aspect

      • Creating more jobs

      • Opportunities for business/research


Future focus of sd in sarteneja

Future Focus of SD in Sarteneja

  • We found that the environmental factor is most important and the common bond within this population

    • Small actions first – compost (then can be used as fertilizer)

    • Replace dumps with landfills - No burning trash – more recylcing

    • Education for locals about Environmental SD

      • Start programs in schools for children

  • Long term sustainable outcome plan:

    • Once education of SD is widely accepted – Implement specific rules/laws

      • Limit waste – recycle more

    • Community efforts (like Maya Center)


The end

The End!


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