To update information on coral reef health of at least 5 sites within Varadero´s Reef to be used as input for conservation management measures by interested parties including, but not limited to, the managing environmental authority CARDIQUE.
The Varadero reef is the only surviving marine ecosystem in the entire Cartagena area. Rediscovered in 2013, they comprise 1.12 km2 of reefs, seagrasses, mangroves, and islands of extraordinary beauty. The coral reef survey at the Reef Check Cartagena is carried out with the support of the Ecotono Corporation and its Salvemos Varadero initiative. Likewise, it has the endorsement and support of CARDIQUE. It is a pleasure for Corales de Paz to know that our work supports their management and contributes to the conservation and monitoring of the marine ecosystems of their interest.
The Reef Check Cartagena promises to be an intense citizen science experience for all, which supports the protection and management actions of Varadero coral reef, Colombia´s heroic reef.
If you are interested in participating in a Reef Check expedition, don’t hesitate and sign up! You would not feel any regret. Remember that you don’t need to be a scientist or a biologist, you just need your passion and love for the ocean and all the incredible living creatures that inhabit it. Our team of scientists will provide all knowledge and training to engage you adequately in the process of collecting coral reef health data.