作者:Serge Dedina博士.D.， 世界杯买球的执行董事
在各个层面开展保护项目都是一项挑战. 它需要与政府机构和官员建立伙伴关系和合作, 私营部门和生活在生态系统内和周围社区的人们, 野生动物和保护区，野生海岸努力保护.
Probably the most important part of the conservation coalitions that advocate for the protection of coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife are the diverse community members and organizations in coastal communities.
使用它们对于保护世界杯买球的海岸和海洋是必不可少的，也是值得的. 但它本身并不是目的. 这是因为世界杯买球不是一个社区开发组织. Our mission is to carry out coastal and marine conservation and address climate change through natural solutions.
We work with communities and local organizations because it is the right thing to do and it is the most effective way to advance conservation. 没有社区参与，就没有自然保护, 因为人们是自然的一部分，无论野生海岸在哪里工作.
Here are some ways that 世界杯买球 is working at a community level for nature protection and especially addressing climate change.
One of the most important elements of conservation for 世界杯买球 is the actual on site protection and management or stewardship of the protected areas we work in. 是有效的, stewardship requires active local volunteers and organizations to help defend ecosystems and protected areas.
在拉巴斯, 南下加利福尼亚州, 墨西哥, Las Guardianas del Conchalito是一群与世界杯买球合作的女性, 以及墨西哥保护区委员会(CONANP), 管理一个名为“El Conchalito”的红树林保护区.”
根据世界杯买球 红树林保护经理 天蓝色奥尔特加, “These local conservationists have helped to install reserve information signs for visitors; painted murals with local artists and carried out really extensive cleanup campaigns.”
More recently the Guardianas worked with law enforcement authorities to stop the destruction of mangroves by a poacher. The women of Conchalito illustrate the power of local stewardship to protect carbon sequestering mangroves, 哪些人在对抗气候变化的影响，并帮助保护他们的社区.
Working with local communities and especially students on education campaigns is critical in the defense of threatened ecosystems and wildlife. 在加州的海洋保护区, 世界杯买球, carried out extensive in-field and classroom education programs about marine protected areas to reach the community at large as well as thousands of students. During the pandemic this helped to reduce the people illegally harvesting sea life from fragile tide pools in and around marine protected areas in California.
One of the ways that 世界杯买球 has gone deeper into the education side of things is to recognize the need for additional leadership to help advocate for our coastal areas. 这就是为什么世界杯买球制定了沿海领导人实习计划.
“I am thrilled for the opportunity to continue to work with our local Indigenous students and communities as well as to work for an organization that acknowledges Indigenous land and stewardship practices,野生海岸的朱尔斯·杰克逊说. “The Coastal Leaders Internship is an innovative leadership program that provides a teaching platform for both Indigenous Traditional Ecological Knowledge and modern-day environmental conservation, thus enabling students the unique platform to develop their scientific understanding in a way which aligns with their culture and values while providing a pathway for future employment.
同样的, wildlife protection is impossible to carry out in rural and remote areas like southern Oaxaca without the involvement and education of local residents, 特别是在那些帮助保护海龟筑巢的沿海土著社区.
“The Oaxacan coast is home to two of the most important beaches in the world for olive ridley nesting,世界杯买球的路易斯·安吉尔·罗哈斯·克鲁兹(Luis Angel Rojas Cruz)说. “世界杯买球已经教育了不止一个,000 children and young people from coastal communities of Chontal and Zapotec origin on the issue of sea turtle conservation including developing outreach material in their native languages.
作为一个结果, we have noticed that community participation in the conservation of sea turtles has generated a change of consciousness in part of its inhabitants, 尤其是儿童和年轻人.”
Carrying out natural climate solutions programs to restore coastal wetlands in California and mangrove lagoons in 墨西哥, 需要通过当地的保护组织进行广泛的合作和参与, students as well as academic partnerships with research institutions such as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of Queensland in Australia.
在圣伊格纳西奥拉古纳进行红树林恢复计划, 南下加利福尼亚州, 墨西哥, 野生海岸与当地居民合作, especially youth and women’s groups in this remote UNESCO World Heritage Site and protected area,来自野生海岸的弗朗西斯科·马丁内斯说. “The mangrove project provides employment and training opportunities for local residents and helps create a natural defense system against coastal flooding in a region that is routinely hit by hurricanes.”
在加州, 世界杯买球, is partnering with local conservation organizations such as the Batiquitos Lagoon Conservancy to restore wetland and riparian habitat in a state marine protected area, 让当地青年也参与到修复工作中来. That way there is local buy-in for the project and local investment in supporting its success.
正确的: Youth groups help remove scattered and submerged trash during an annual Batiquitos Lagoon Cleanup. 左: 学生帮助清除入侵植物, making room for local plants to thrive and enhancing the lagoon’s overall ecosystem function. 在一起, 世界杯买球正在帮助加强泻湖的生态系统服务，比如休闲娱乐, 碳储存, 以及重要的野生动物栖息地.
To be successful in conservation, local ecosystems and wildlife need all the friends they can get. 这意味着每一个保护行动, a robust coalition of community members and organizations is involved every step of the way. 这是因为保护环境必须是一个团队的努力. That is why 世界杯买球 will continue its deep partnerships and collaborative work with local communities and vibrant organizations in order to give our coast and 海洋 as well as our planet a helping hand.