Extensively researched and endorsed by leading partners in conservation, these guidelines embrace the most commonly accepted "best practices" around the world for sustainable coral reefs.
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Whether you are going to visit a reef area, live or work in a reef area or live far away from a reef, you can help protect coral reefs. We've put together a handy list of best practices everyone can follow and considerations when travelling to coral reef areas.
For Businesses »
This guide based on an intensive consultation process with industry, local and national authorities, and conservation organizations, is designed for marine recreation providers seeking to understand and adopt environmental good practices
For Tourists »
Simple leaflets provide essential advice to improve your coral reef expertise and give you general guidance on activities around coral reefs. Several topics and multiple languages available. Also helpful for park operators and others doing public education.
The Voluntary Standards for Marine Recreation in the Mesoamerican Reef System provides detailed guidelines for operating environmentally friendly and safety-conscious marine tourism businesses in the areas of diving, snorkeling, and recreational boating. The standards are available to download in both English and Spanish.
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