This project supports in-country EDGE Fellows to help conserve relevant EDGE species
The project aims to quantify threats and determine the historical and present distribution of Dendrogyra cylindrus throughout The Bahamas. This project will raise awareness about coral reefs using Dendrogyra cylindrus as a flagship species while engaging youth from underserved communities in citizen science.
NGO dedicated to working with local communities to conserve threatened marine environments.
A Marine Biologist with a passion for education and adventure, Nikita is studying EDGE Corals.
Francoise is working on EDGE corals in Los Roques, Venezuela
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