The Los Roques Scientific
Foundation, have been working in Los Roques Archipelago National Park
since 1963 (long before the area were declared National Park in 1972).
The park has an area of 1500 square kilometers and is located at north
of La Guaira (200 km from Caracas). The Archipelago is one of the four
best preserved ecosystems in the Atlantic Ocean. Its high species diversity
includes: 92 birds, 307 fishes, 4 marine turtles, 57 corals, 60 sponges,
108 crabs, 84 shrimps, 130 algae, 4 mangrove and 3 sea grass species.
Our work is summarized in: 103 scientific publications, 16 technical reports, 56 thesis, 17 courses, 28 publications in non scientific publications, 5 brochures and 6 videos.
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Program monitoring health status of coral reefs PNALR the threat of global warming (Programa de monitoreo de la condición de salud de los arrecifes de coral del PNALR ante la amenaza del calentamiento global)
Los Roques archipelago is the largest reef system in Venezuela and one of four best-preserved reefs in the Caribbean. Due to increased water temperature, the effect of climate change over the past 20 years has seen as a significant loss of coral populations in the world. FCLR investigators have observed over the last decade a deteriorating health status of many species of corals and reef organisms.
With the support of the scientific community and researchers associated with FCLR, we have conducted workshops and lectures to students of the School of El Gran Roque, to adults of the Missions Rivas, Sucre and Robinson and the general community during the implementation of the Environmental Education Program. This program is conducted by Los Roques Scientific Foundation, coordinated by Blanca Elena Machado. Soon, we will publish the results of the 2008-2009 school years. A summary could be read here (In Spanish)
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