The Mangrove Action Project (MAP) has been selected as a recipient of a grant from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) for its project, Mangrove Curriculum Transfer to Belize. This grant is part of the Fund’s $20 million milestone in conservation giving since the DWCF began in 1995. Since that time MAP has received three grants from DWCF totaling more than $39,000.00.
Curriculum Transfer to Belize is among 80 projects selected this year
for their efforts to inspire people and collaborations to protect the
world’s wildlife and to connect kids and communities to nature.
marks the ninth country ranging from China to Brazil, from Sri Lanka to
Guatemala, that will be the recipient of MAP’s Marvelous Mangroves
curriculum. The grant will enable MAP to work with its partner in
Belize, the Southern Environmental Association (SEA), to adapt the
curriculum for use in that country.
support during the past six years has proven invaluable in bringing our
Marvellous Mangroves curriculum to different countries,” said MAP’s
Global Education Director, Martin Keeley. “Now we begin work with SEA on
adapting the resource materials to suit the flora, fauna, geology and
geography of Belize. Once that is done we will develop and implement an
SEA field directors training on mangroves in primary and secondary
institutions throughout Belize.”
Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund works to save species and habitats
and to connect kids to nature to help develop lifelong conservation
values. To date, DWCF has granted more than $20 million to support
conservation programs in 112 countries. Projects chosen for funding
must address a critical conservation need, contribute solid field
science, and incorporate community conservation education and
engagement. To see the complete list of 2012 DWCF grant recipients,
Learn more about Disney’s citizenship efforts at www.disney.com/citizenship
In 2012 MAP celebrates 20 years of dedicated action for the mangroves and the people who depend on them.
Mangrove Action Project is dedicated to reversing the degradation and
loss of mangrove forest ecosystems worldwide. Its main goal is to
promote the rights of traditional and indigenous coastal peoples,
including fishers and farmers, to sustainably manage their coastal
environs. At the same time MAP strives to use the formal education
process to introduce mangrove ecology on a scientific and social level
to students in their classrooms
Through its global network and offices - International (U.S.A. Office), Asia Regional (Thailand Office), Indonesia, and Latin America
- MAP is stimulating the exchange of ideas and information on the
conservation and restoration of mangrove forests, while promoting
sustainable livelihoods for coastal communities.
Learn all about MAP’s work at: www.mangroveactionproject.org.