All the Reasons Why the South Florida Environment Helps Us

Fernando Bretos, Miami Science Museum’s Curator of Ecology and Field Conservation, is also a Kinship Conservation Fellow. Kinship Fellows is an innovative conservation leadership program that emphasizes market-based solutions to environmental problems, and each year, only 18 fellows from around the world are selected. Fernando, a 2011 Kinship Fellow, recently wrote a blog for Kinship Fellows about his work with MuVE (Museum Volunteers for the Environment) to engage volunteers in restoring coastal habitats. By getting involved in coastal habitat restoration, volunteers are in effect bringing economic benefits to South Florida, such as protecting nursery habitats for commercial fisheries, improving local ecosystem quality for South Florida’s twelve million annual tourists, providing shade, absorbing carbon dioxide, and protecting our coastline from storms and rising sea levels. What more incentive should anyone need to get involved?

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