“CoralCarib”: Pioneering a new strategic approach for conserving and restoring Caribbean coral reef ecosystems that targets Climate Resilient Refugia“ within the framework of the fedral Republic’s ”International Climate Initiative (IKI)“.
”CoralCarib“ will be implemented in four target Caribbean countries, including Jamaica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Haiti, with additional exchanges with Belize over a six-year period with an investment of 6.3 million Euros. The goal of the CoralCarib project is to increase marine biodiversity in 1,871 hectares of priority coral reef ecosystems in the four target Caribbean Islands and regionally through scaling. Through project interventions, healthier and more resilient reefs will provide socio-economic benefits to people living in the coastal zones in these four countries. Specifically, the project states: ”Healthier coral reef ecosystems will contribute significantly to increased biodiversity, economic prosperity, food security and social resilience of the selected countries.“ This project will pioneer a new strategic approach focused on ”Coral Climate Refugia“, with activities designed to protect, restore, and sustainably use coral reefs with high potential to survive future climate impacts.