Volume 72

Dominican Reef Network, A Conservation Alliance in Dominican Republic

Zambrano Romero, S.
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Date: November, 2019

Pages: 375

Event: Proceedings of the Seventy-Two Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Punta Cana

Country: Dominican Republic


Red Arrecifal Dominicana (RAD), is a conservation alliance, founded by Propagas Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, Reef Check Dominican Republic, Grupo Puntacana Foundation, CODOPESCA and FUNDEMAR. RAD was launched in 2016, after publishing the report "Situation of the Coral Reefs in the Dominican Republic". This report revealed the level of degradation of coral reefs in the country and the need to act in collaboration to ensure the future of this ecosystem for generations to come. Currently, RAD and its more than 20 members are an example to other countries in the Caribbean, regarding national cooperation for coral reef conservation, management, restoration and monitoring. RAD ensures active participation of the Government, Private Sector, Academia and Local Communities to define actions for achieving sustainable management of coral reef ecosystems. RAD works in four strategic lines: conservation, management, restoration and education. Our vision is to strengthen a partnership among key institutions and to stablish a nationwide action plan which defines attention priorities with regards to coral reef management and, with the cooperation of all, to achieve most efficient results in the least possible time. The main objectives of RAD are: Designing and promoting strategies for coral reef ecosystem. To facilitate responsiveness given the threats faced by coral reefs. To be an open forum for information exchange. To promote the sustainable management and rehabilitation of fisheries. To identify research areas and institutional strengthen for applying the regulations. To disseminate coral reef values.

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