The lines of work that guide the actions of the Mesoamerican Reef Conservation project are:
The Mesoamerican Reef Conservation project is focused on the reef shared by Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Since 2015, 37 projects have been approved that have strengthened local MPA communities in monitoring, coral restoration, good practices in tourism, solid and liquid waste management, climate change, and participatory MPA management, among others.
In the first half of 2023, within the MAR Fund Small Grants Program framework, the Akumal Ecological Center and the Cozumel Community Foundation joined together in collaboration with Conanp and other local actors. Together, they carried out coral restoration initiatives both in the Akumal Bay Refuge Area for the Protection of Aquatic Species (ARPEA) and in the Flora and Fauna Protection Area (APFF) of the North of the Island of Cozumel, respectively. Simultaneously, the organization Centinelas del Agua undertook a study aimed at determining the economic value of the hydrological and environmental services of the Holbox fracture and the Yalahau lagoon as an essential tool for integrated water management in the APFF Yum Balam and installed rainwater harvesting systems in two fishing cooperatives.