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Community-based Coral Reef Monitoring and Management at the Folkestone Marine Reserve

Project Accomplishments

November 2009

project goal
Project Goal
  • to build capacity at the community level to support identification and analysis of the problems facing coral reefs within the reserve and the development and implementation of community-level strategies to combat the existing impacts.
project components
Project Components
  • Establishment of the local coral reef network (e-group)
  • People & Corals teacher training and workbook distribution
  • Junior Coral Reef Ambassadors Programme (JCRA)
  • Community Coral Reef Monitoring Regime (Community Reef Watchers)
  • Folkestone Summer Camp
  • SMMA site visit.
  • Partnership agreements:
    • Adopt-the-reserve
    • Buoyage Infrastructure maintenance*
people corals teacher training
People & Corals Teacher Training
  • Objective: To train teachers to use the P&C workbook in the classroom
  • Accomplishments:
    • 22 primary schools attended the workshop.
    • Each teacher received a copy of the People & Corals workbook.
people and corals workbook distribution
People and Corals Workbook Distribution

Five copies of the workbook were delivered to over 68/80 primary schools

jcr ambassadors
JCR Ambassadors
  • Objective: to encourage youth advocacy relating to coral reef conservation and education
  • Accomplishments:
    • JCRA workshop conducted with 5 schools to develop manual.
    • A copy of JCRA manual was delivered to the 5 schools.
    • Currently Alexandra’s Coral Reef Club is the pilot school for the programme. (27 students)
    • Established at St. James Secondary as of October 2009.
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Water quality monitoring

Understanding the issue of marine pollution

Swimming lessons

Turtle patrol

Facilitating J8 team

Field trip to St. Lucia

JCR Ambassadors
community reef watchers

North Bellairs Fringing

South Bellairs Fringing

Fishermans Bank

Dottins Bank

Sandy Lane Bank

Sandy Lane Fringing

Sandy Lane Patch

Community Reef Watchers
  • Objectives:
    • to build capacity of local divers so they can contribute to the safeguard of the reefs within the reserve.
    • To develop a coral reef monitoring database for Folkestone.
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Community Reef Watchers

Accomplishments:

  • Two workshops were held training a total of 19 divers.
  • ~11 persons enrolled
  • Each diver was provided with the Reef Watchers package which included:
      • Reef watchers manual
      • Underwater guide
      • Instructional video on DVD
  • In-kind contributions provided by HIGHTIDE Watersports (BDS$3000)
folkestone summer camp
Folkestone Summer Camp
  • Objective:: to increase children’s awareness of the marine reserves and the resources that reserves protect.
  • Sessions facilitators were from BSTP, CERMES, NCC and Folkestone.
  • Accomplishments:
    • 10 kids (6-15yrs) participated in the 5 day camp.
    • Kids engaged in field activities to fully understand the importance of habitats within the reserve.
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Learning about the marine organisms

Glass bottom boat ride

Learning to snorkel

Marine Museum tour

Fun beach walk

Turtle hatchlings release

Folkestone Summer Camp
smma st lucia visit
SMMA St Lucia Visit
  • Purpose:
  • To observe surveillance and enforcement .
  • Training in preparation of marine reserve infrastructure.
  • Community participation.
  • SMMA private sector interaction.
adopt the reserve initiative
Adopt-the-reserve initiative
  • Objective: to build partnership between private sector and Folkestone Marine Reserve
  • Accomplishments:
    • Six private sector agencies attended the meeting.
    • Folkestone Marine Reserve Action Group was established and will meet on quarterly basis.
    • Activities planned by January 2010:
      • Underwater and beach clean up
      • Action plan for Folkestone Fun Day
      • Funding of special projects
      • FMR lecture to Sunset Crest
communication
Communication
  • Project Newsletter – ReefComm
  • Obtained via project’s website:
    • http://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/cermes/folkestone.html
  • Access to project reports - workshops
  • CERMES Connection e-newsletter
  • Yahoo e-group
  • Facebook project page
  • Display at Holetown library
to be completed
To be completed
  • Buoyage infrastructure maintenance (on-going)