Overview
Consejo Terrícola A.C.
Fragonard, No. 70, Interior 13,
San Juan Mixcoac, CP 03730,
Benito Juárez, Distrito Federal.
Phone: +52 (55) 5615-4659
info@consejoterricola.org

Projects

Cozumel

Hurricanes have the power to change the structure of ecosystems almost immediately by affecting some species more than others, they create spaces where new kinds of life can established. This situation turns out to be very positive because, in some ways, hurricanes help ecosystems recycle, resulting in an increase of biological diversity. However, when hurricanes occur more frequently and with a higher intensity -this phenomenon caused by the global warming-, they keep reefs from recovering by themselves. Moreover, tourist visitors also help knock off the balance of population of algae and corals, provoking the death of the inhabitant species of the reefs.

Cozumel was affected in 2005 by the hurricanes Emily and Wilma, which were devastating. Because of this, in Consejo Terrícola A.C., we collaborate to decrease the negative ecological impact created by hurricanes and the cruiser tourists, through the installation of artificial reefs to help the life regenerate.

Jaime González Cano, director of the National Coral Park in Cancun, Todd Barber from Reef Ball Foundation, and Comsolida S.A. de C.V.,, are working hard on creating solutions to diminish the ecological damage caused by the global warming and hurricanes that destroy the coral park, as well as to lower the damage caused by the 600,000 snorkelers that visit the island every year and show no consciousness about preservation and conservation of these sensitive living things.

Consejo Terrícola A.C. collaborates in preserving and conserving the reefs by designing underwater installations with cultural and artistical contents that help attract tourists who are interested in watching sea life and having entertaining activities as well, while they help decrease the impact over the damaged older corals, allowing them to recover in some way. The reefs or land art installations are planted with systems of coral propagation supervised by Todd Barber, and are meant to keep representative forms of the Mayan Culture and its relation with the sea.

 

For more information, contact us at info@consejoterricola.org