Green Reef, San Pedro’s local marine conservation organization, is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from PADI’s Project AWARE Foundation. The monies from the grant will be used to cover the costs of purchasing and installing approximately 20 mooring buoys, which will be placed at popular local dive sites. These mooring systems are designed to protect the fragile coral reef from anchor damage.
PADI’s Project AWARE (Aquatic World Awareness, Responsibility and Education) works to “teach the world about the importance and responsibility of preserving the aquatic environment” by “developing and disseminating educational materials, creating public awareness campaigns, promoting and organizing industry efforts at a grass roots level, providing direct financial support for worthwhile endeavors, creating innovative projects and building alliances and partnerships with other organizations to strengthen our common goals.” Green Reef is proud to work in conjunction with Project AWARE to protect Belize’s coral reefs.