We can only conserve
what we can understand
Ongoing research programmes within the Turneffe MPA are improving our knowledge of the reef and the species that depend upon it, as well as helping to highlight the challenges faced by this fragile ecosystem. Without science, we’d be unable to find solutions to these challenges, and we would battle to save the reef. From the deep-water spawning behaviour of the Nassau Grouper to the transformation of the wreck of the Wit into a reef and the stories of the original inhabitants of the islands, the Maya, much of what we know about Turneffe is thanks to science.
As a visitor to the Turneffe Atoll, we’d like to give you the opportunity to LEARN how this ecosystem operates, why we need to save it, and how you can help.