Coral reef restoration becomes crucial in Cozumel

Americas Now

One of Latin America’s largest coral reef systems is at risk. Our Game Changer on “Americas Now” is a biologist dedicated to restoring the reef.

In Cozumel, Mexico the beautiful coral reef with plants of all colors may soon be history. Over-development, mass tourism and irresponsible diving practices have all led to the demise of the island’s underwater landscape.

Marine biologist German Mendez has devoted himself to protecting the reef. He started an organization called the “Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program.”

Take a look at how his efforts are making a difference to reverse the damage.