Areas Costeras y Recursos Marinos (ACOREMA)
Coastal Areas and Marine Resources
Calle San Francisco 253, oficina 201-B
Contact person: Julio Reyes
- Environmental organization
- Educational policy/project
Areas Costeras y Recursos Marinos (ACOREMA) is a Peruvian non-profit organization founded in 1995 and committed with both coastal and marine conservation as well as the human well being. ACOREMA works on research and conservation of the marine biodiversity, with emphasis on marine threatened species (cetaceans, marine turtles, Humboldt penguin and marine otter) and in public awareness, environmental education, awareness and interpretation to promote public participation in actions towards conservation of coastal-marine resources resulting in a better quality of life.
• Research Program: This program is aimed to build the scientific arguments for a better understanding of the marine biodiversity and its current status, to base management measures and to support the conservation program. To this end, basic information about threatened species from the identification and assessment of conservation problems to specific subjects, including distribution, behavioral patterns and habitat use of common bottlenose dolphins and marine otter; mortality, identification of critical feeding areas and genetic studies of marine turtles, especially green turtle and leatherback turtle. Also, support is provided to the annual census of Humboldt penguin to evaluate the variability in the population size.
• Conservation Program: This program contributes to restore the balance between man and the marine environment. It comprises several actions in both formal and non-formal education frames to mitigate biodiversity loss, especially in the case of threatened species and their environment. It is worth noting: lectures at schools, teacher workshops, training for guides, tourism students and park rangers, etc. Also awareness campaigns, outdoor exhibits, production and distribution of educational resources (books, guides, booklets, leaflets, posters, stickers, radio spots, etc.); setting up environmental interpretive centers and organization of activities inside them. Further, the conservation program establishes contacts with governmental offices and private entities to disseminate information, to generate opinion and to provide recommendations.
• Educational Platform: ACOREMA created this space named “Educational Platform” to share with students, teachers and all interested people information about the wonderful life that we can find in both the marine and coastal environments in Peru.
• New Marine Education Center: In 1998 ACOREMA opened a small Interpretive Center in Pisco, a coastal town in southern Peru, to show the marine life and the conservation problems it faces. Through the time the Center was growing in expectations and interest by the visitors, becoming the only environmental interpretive center of its kind in Peru. In 2007, a strong earthquake destroyed the Center, and ACOREMA is currently in the effort to build a new facilty, the Marine Education Center for the benefit of the people and the marine biodiversity in Peru.
Julio Reyes is the President of ACOREMA.
For other net participants we can offer an expert guidance through trained staff, give an expert opinion, procure expert information and establish new contacts in the field of our work.