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Pez Maya

End of phase presentation


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Aims and Objectives

• Continuation of the MBRS Synoptic Monitoring Programme (SMP).

• Daily bird monitoring

• Incidental sightings programme

• Continuation of weekly beach cleans within the reserve, monitoring waste


composition and trends

• English language and environmental education classes to the children of


Punta Allen

• PADI Open Water Diver training for local CONANP rangers

• Continuation of the National Scholarship Programme at Pez Maya, whereby


GVI Pez Maya accepts Mexican nationals on a scholarship basis into the
expedition
Some results:
Corals

Families Abundance
Coral Cover
Types of predation
Coral Diseases

Disease

Bleaching
Adult fish - Presence of key fish
families
Adult Fish – Sightings per site

45

40
Average of individuals recorded per

35

30

25
transect

20

15

10

0
PJ05 PJ10 PL05 PL10 PL20 PX05 PX10 PX20
Monitore d site s
Trophic Study of PL20

70

60

50
061
40 071
081
30
101
20

10

0
2 2,5 3 3,5 4 4,5
Trophic Level
Juvenile recruitment
PX05
40
35
30

Abundance
25
20
15
10
5
0
071 081 101
Phase

Acanthurus bahianus
PL20 Halichoeres maculipinna
Thalassoma bifasciatum
40
35 Stegastes partitus

30 Acanthurus coeruleus
Abundance

25 Sparisoma aurofrenatum
20 Halichoeres garnoti
15
10
5
0
071 081 101
Phase
Correlations
Relative
abundance of
H. garnoti and
T. bifasciatum
all over sites
combined
Other programmes

Beach clean
Incidental sightings
Turtles
Birds
Waste monitoring programme
4,61 5,10 0,09
2,81 0,31
11,46

Glass
Medical Waste
Metals
9,98 Natural Material
Other
Plastic
Polystyrene
Phase  102
Rope

65,64
Incidental sightings
Phase 102!

Category total and grand total of incidental sightings from 051 to 101
Sharks and Turtles at Pez Maya

Phase  102!
Turtle nesting

Comparison of nests and hatchling numbers


2006-2009 Pez Maya

2006 2007 2008 2009

Nests laid 36 16 18 22

Nests hatched 36 10 14 20

Hatchlings 4100 1178 1496 1868


Bird surveys

Birds project

• Counts give an idea of presence


and how common a species is

• Identification of 127 bird species


around Pez Maya

• Identified several species not


previously known to be in this area
Your expedition in numbers
102
• 1304 tanks used
• 205 Boats for training and
monitoring
• 42 Monitoring dives
• 103 kg of rubbish collected
• 6 Sharks
• 20 Rays
• 30 Turtles
• 10 Eels
• 10 Snakes – 1 bite!
• 5-7 Dolphins
• 17 Lionfish (2 caught!)
• 7 Crocodiles
• 2 Manatees!!!
Where has the data gone?
•MBRS data provider - largest data provider. Use
for regional management decisions.

•ASK - Phase and Annual reports and part of the


largest Mexican coral reef database

•CONANP - annual reports. Use to modify local


and regional management strategies

•OBIS SEAMAP- marine mammal, sea bird, sea


turtle data

• Earth Dive- individual dives, target species

• Coral Watch- coral bleaching

•Status of the Coral Reefs - bi-annual


international publication

•Healthy Reefs - annual assessment


Where has the data gone?
Slide
Papers, publications and conferences
• ITMENS - The effects of bleaching in Mexico following the active 2005 hurricane
season - Ponce-Taylor, D and Cameron, A.
• RCUK -several posters and presentations
• Mexican Coral Reef Symposium - several 2006 and 2009
• Mesoamerican Eco-tourism Conference: “GVI Mexico :una nueva formula de
turismo alternativo” Ponce-Taylor, D. Arochi, C and Cameron, A, 2006
• Franquesa-Rinos, Albert. 2007. USING VOLUNTEERS IN A COMPARATIVE REEF
MONITORING BETWEEN A PROTECTED AREA AND A TOURIST ZONE. 60th Gulf and
Caribbean Fisheries Institute. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in
2005 - collaborative efforst - in review by Nature
• Melanie McField, Nadia Bood, Ana Fonseca, Alejandro Arrivillaga, Albert
Franquesa Rinos and Rosa Maria Loreto Viruel. Status of the Mesoamerica n Reef
after the 2005 Coral Bleaching Event in Wilkinson, C., Souter, D. (eds), 2008
Status of Caribbean Coral Reefs After Bleaching and Hurricanes in 2005 Global
Coral Reef Monitoring Network, and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre,
Townsville, 152 p.
• Juan Bezauri - Desarrollo integral de las actividades turiticas en la Reserva de la
Biosfera Sian Ka’an, Quintana Roo, Mexico (book)
Summary of training received
During your time here, and with all your work, you have gained the
following training and skills

•PADI Open Water


•PADI Advanced Open Water
•1st aid and CPR Trained
•Intro to Coral Reef Ecology
•Identification of over 70 fish species
•Identification of over 45 coral species
•Use of the SMP MBRS coral reef monitoring method
•Coral Watch methodology for coral health evaluation
•Intro to English teaching and community programmes
•BTEC in Biological Monitoring
•PADI Coral Reef Research Distinctive Specialty
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Ambassador Michael
When he started: August 2009

Projects completed: Attended a


travel expo in New York City,
visited local schools sharing her
experience, posted blogs online to
assist future travelers and share
his experience

Where he is headed: Ambassador


Annual Trip next year!
Share your time
Raise money via the GVI Charitable Trust
•  Spread  the  word  and  represent  GVI
•  Support  your  project  and  raise  funds  for  GVI’s  partners
•  Plan  an  event
•  Run  a  marathon
•  Set  up  a  standing  order
•  Over  100,000  GBP  of  direct  funding  raised  each  year
•  Mexico  –  Raising  money  for  Punta  Allen  Verde  recycling
project  and  Renewable  energy  in  Pez  Maya
•  see  www.gvi.org.uk/projects  /
www.justgiving.com/pezmayarenewableenergy  &
www.justgiving.com/puntallenverde
•  or  contact  info@gvi.org.uk
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Become a GVI HO Intern

•Level 3 BTEC bussiness Administration


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•Work in a fun and exciting office environment
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•Expedition incentives (free expo). Available at UK, Oz
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Overview
•Aims and objectives
•Dive sites
•Fish data - introduction
• Previous results
• Benthic data - introduction
• Previous results
• Summary of SMP Monitoring
• Incidental sightings data
• Your contribution this phase
•Where has the date gone?
•Summary of training received
•Future opportunities at GVI - keep in touch!
Thanks for your hard work!