The Trinational Initiative is an effort to advance collaboration and conservation in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Caribbean among the three countries that border the Gulf: Cuba, México, and the United States. The Initiative began in 2007 with the goal of establishing a framework for ongoing joint scientific research to preserve and protect our surrounding and shared waters and marine habitats. Since its beginnings, the Initiative has facilitated research and conservation collaboration mainly through its annual workshops.
The Trinational Initiative Coral Reef Working Group recently met in Mérida to define research priorities. Read a summary of the workshop here.
The Cuba Marine Research and Conservation (CubaMar) Program of The Ocean Foundation has been organizing and facilitating the Trinational Initiative Workshops since 2007.
To learn more about CubaMar, please visit us at cubamar.org.
Trinational Initiative Workshop leads to two major agreements between the U.S. and Cuba to protect SHARED marine resources
U.S. and Cuba Sign Environmental Pact
November 18, 2015. New York Times.
Cuba forges links with United States to save sharks
October 21, 2015. Nature.
U.S., Cuba OK breakthrough pact to protect sea life
October 9, 2015. Sun Sentinel.