2016 - 2018
The Reef Guardians Schools Pilot Project (Reef Guardian) will be implemented in the South Coast Marine Conservation Area. Funding for this work has been provided by the Direct Aid Program via the Australian High Commission, Australian Aid Program.
The Reef Guardian Schools Pilot Project, Under the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (GoSVG) and the Caribbean Challenge Initiative (CCI), is aimed to protect 20% of marine and near-shore biological resources by 2020. By the end of 2016 the GoSVG is hoping to declare, designate, and operationalize the South Coast Marine Park (SCMP), encompassing 4 major beaches on the south side of St. Vincent. The communities of Blue Lagoon/Canash, Calliaqua, Indian Bay, Ratho Mill and Villa all depend on the marine and coastal resources located within the proposed SCMP.