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GUATEMALA HAS A LOT TO CONTRIBUTE

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Blue World Foundation values talent; we promote the academic development of young people.

As part of the project:

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Of the Faculty of Architecture and design of the Universidad Rafael Landívar, Melisa Ortega developed the new image of the foundation and the campaign Guate Has Sharks, campaign that will soon be launched with the commitment of always, promote the preservation of our Blue World.

A very special and pleasant thanks to all those involved, especially Melisa Ortega for her creativity, talent and commitment to the foundation.

Remember that if you are passionate about our blue world and you have something to contribute, Blue World Foundation gives you an internship.

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KNOW AND LOVE

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Omoa Preservation Corps was in the community of Pueblo Nuevo, Honduras. During their visit they carried out workshops on biology, ecology, importance and current problematic of sharks.

It was at the Lempira school where they shared with 217 children changing their negative perception of sharks. Nobody loves what they do not know, they love what is known because they recognize its value. Blue World  Foundation and Omoa Preservation Corps united their efforts so that the Mesoamerican zone knows the importance of its marine ecosystems, that the populations identify with their region, the Amen, protect and conserve.

This project is a collaboration between Blue World Foundation and the Omoa Preservation Corps with the constant support of the United States Department of State.

FRIENDLY FISHING AS A MECHANISM OF PRESERVATION

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During April, workshops were developed for the children of fishermen in the community of El Quetzalito. The main theme: “The importance, biology, problematic and ecology of sharks worldwide”. The aim of these workshops was to raise awareness among users of the marine resource to take friendly action around shark fishing.

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265 children were integrated into the project, it was 265 children who learned about “Shark Biology” this workshop is added to the efforts to change the negative perception children have about sharks.

The workshops were held in the schools of Creek Chino and Lucila Morales Sosa in Livingston. These workshops reported on feeding, reproduction and the senses in sharks. A huge thank you to Rufford Foundation for the support.

MARTIN AND HIS NEW 500 FRIENDS

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Blue World Foundation traveled to Livingston, Izabal on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of April to deliver 500 coloring books for “MARTÍN AND HIS FRIENDS”.

The books were delivered to the Creek Chino school and public school of Kindergartens “Lucila Morales Sosa”. It was also used to deliver these books to fishermen with children of Livingston. Through these books it is intended to educate and change the negative perception that children have about sharks and so they can learn about shark biology and some curious facts.

We thank the United States Department of State for supporting the implementation of this project.

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From 27th to 30th March, the Omoa Conservation Corps (CCO) was in the community of Barra Omoa, Honduras. During the visit the workshops on biology, ecology, importance and current problematic of the Sharks were carried out. The workshops were held at the Sotero Barahona School, where 84 children changed their negative perception of sharks. This collaborative project between the Blue World Foundation and OMOA preservation bodies has been made possible by the support of the United States Department of State.

UNCLE ROO

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During the last week of March, Blue World Foundation team was working in the community of El Quetzalito. During this visit, the recording of the play “Uncle Roo, the Recycler Rooster” was finished. This play aims to educate, inspire, and empower young people and children around the world about recycling and good waste management. We greatly appreciate Ocean Recovery Alliance for including in this Eco-repetition project.

PLASTIC FAIR

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On March 20 young people from El Quetzalito carried out the “Plastic Fair”, in which they carried out exhibitions, games made with plastic materials and food sales. In the presentations, young people exposed to the community the problem of plastic in their community, as well as the actions that they can make to reduce the use of this material and the proper management that can give clear the message of the Campaign: “IF SAM WANT TO ENJOY LESS PLASTIC YOU SHOULD USE”.

Thanks to the support of MarFund in the full interest in this project.

FIRST MONITORING ACTIVITIES

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Within the third week of March the team of Blue World Foundation (according to our research program), carried out the first monitoring of mega-fauna Marine in the Caribbean of Guatemala in 2017. This sampling was conducted using the methodology of remote underwater video stations with bait (BRUV’S). Sampling was carried out throughout the Caribbean of Guatemala, covering 12 seasons between marine pastures and coral reefs. The objective of the project is to determine the abundance of the marine mega-fauna on the Atlantic coast.