MarViva/CAVU Featured on Costa Rica’s Canal 7

By April 14, 2009Uncategorized

CAVU made headlines this week on the country’s most watched television news station. Our ongoing partnership with MarViva, a highly-respected international champion of sustainable fisheries and marine protection, has resulted in greatly improved enforcement along Costa Rica’s southern zone coastline.

Kattya Gómez
Adaptación Teletica.com
Updated 7:10 a.m.
March 24th, 2009

The Marine Areas of Osa Península can count on two allies to protect their resources.

Oceans are an important source of life for the world. They constitute 70% of the Earth’s surface and generate the highest amount of oxygen in the planet. However, they are a threatened resource subjected to great exploitation.

In Costa Rica, less than 1% of oceans are protected from human influence. The Osa Península is one of the few places that benefits from this protection and now has two allies.

MarViva Foundation and CAVU have started to carry out weekly patrol overflights.

A Telenoticias team witnessed the beauty of the Marino Ballenas National Park, Drake Bay, Corcovado and Caño Island. They also witnessed the work these two entities execute to detect any fishing boat invading the protected areas.

At the Terraba-Sierpe Wetland, from the air the crew members sighted a boat. They immediately warned MarViva through radio, who went to investigate if they had permits to extract recourses.

Also MarViva recently launched the campaign “Areas Marinas Protegidas.” In this way the organizations that work in favor of coastal resources expect to raise consciousness about the importance of protecting oceans.

Kattya Gómez
Adaptación Teletica.com
Updated 7:10 a.m.
March 24th, 2009

The Marine Areas of Osa Península have two allies to protect their resources.

Oceans are an important source of life for the world. They constitute70% of the Earths’ surface and generate the highest amount of oxygen in the planet. However, they are a threatened resource subjected to great exploitation.

In Costa Rica, less than 1% of oceans are protected from human influence. The Osa Península is one of the few places that benefits from this protection and can now count on two allies.

MarViva Foundation and CAVU started to carry out weekly patrol overflights in October of 2008.

A Telenoticias news team witnessed the beauty of the Marino Ballenas National Park, Drake Bay, Corcovado and Caño Island. They also checked the work these two entities execute to detect illegal fishing boats invading the protected areas.

At the Terraba-Sierpe Wetland, from the air the crew members sighted a boat. They immediately warned MarViva through radio contact, who went to determine if they had permits to extract resources.

MarViva has also recently launched the campaign “Areas Marinas Protegidas”.

In this way the organizations that work in favor of coastal resources expect to raise consciousness about the importance of protecting oceans.

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