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rebeldes del mar

Rebels of the sea

We invite you to read the book and to become a Rebel of the Sea.
Rebels of the Sea was created to recognize the work of women and men who have challenged existing paradigms and methodologies. Demonstrating that together we can move forward with absolute haste and total respect for human rights, for the conservation and sustainable development of fisheries and oceans.

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invertebrates and fish records

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tons of sustainable catch

Fully protected marine reserves

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communities with which we have collaborated

COMMUNITY AND BIODIVERSITY

What is COBI?

Comunidad y Biodiversidad (COBI) was launched from the inspiration of a group of young people fascinated by marine life and concerned about the poverty levels in developing countries. The need to promote marine conservation and sustainable fisheries management was identified, always considering the necessity of working hand in hand with those who inhabit Mexico´s coastal communities. COBI was established on the 15th March 1999.

WHAT WE DO

Our purpose

The current and next generation of people engaged in fishing use and share their knowledge to design and implement solutions that achieve resilient coastal communities and healthy oceans.

To achieve this goal, we will implement 3 strategies:

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Innovate

300,000 fishers (men and women) share knowledge to co-create solutions.

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Connect

A network that incubates and accelerates financially sustainable solutions.

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Scale

Mexican fishers (men and women) inspire others in Latin America to use and develop solutions. Future generations are better informed and participate in the work to achieve resilient communities and healthy oceans.

WHERE DO WE DO IT?

Ecosystems and communities where we collaborate

For more than two decades, COBI in collaboration with women and men from 34 fishing communities in Mexico, have co-created demonstrative models to restore marine ecosystems and the fishery.

INITIATIVES

Other of our initiatives

OUR BLOG

The latest news

International Mesoamerican Reef Day

The Mesoamerican Reef System (MAR) is an exceptionally diverse ecoregion, as well as being of social, economic, and cultural importance. It is the second largest…

Karla Rivas

International Women's Day

Fifty percent of the people working in marine fishing and aquaculture systems in the world are women, especially in activities that require spending more time…

Karla Rivas

New General Director of Comunidad y Biodiversidad, A.C. (COBI) 

August 11th, 2021 Dear Friends: With great enthusiasm, I am happy to share that, after a long process of identifying suitable candidates led by the Comunidad…

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scientific and dissemination articles, book chapters and technical reports, available for free.

Análisis de la implementación en la política pública pesquera en México (LGPAS)

Year: 2022 Cite this article: Suasnávar-Imán, M., Fitzmaurice- Cahluni, F., Fernández-Rivera Melo, F., y Espinosa- Romero, M. J. 2022. Análisis de la implementación…

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Rapid recovery of depleted abalone in Isla Natividad, Baja California, Mexico

Year: 2022 Cite this article: Smith, Alexandra, Juan Domingo Aguilar, Charles Boch, Giulio De Leo, Arturo Hernández-Velasco, Stephanie Houck, Ramón Martinez,…

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Help us protect the marine ecosystems

We carry out our work thanks to donations from foundations and people like you.