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I am passionate about:
Inspiring people to protect the ocean, nature and the biodiversity through my conservation art of the elements: air | earth | fire | water
A little known fact about me is:
I live with two beautiful tamarin monkeys that I rescued who spark in me a desire to make this world a better place.
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"Even the smallest action can have the biggest impact"
Born in Panama, a country with two oceans, Raisa Mar is always exploring the water. Over 15 years of Scuba Diving around the world, in 2016 Raisa Mar set two Freedive National Records for Panama. Through her art of the elements: air | earth | fire | water she creates awareness to protect unique ecosystems, species biodiversity and healthy habitats. Her art has won prestigious international awards and has evolved into ecology, installations & sculptures. Raisa's passion for nature conservation has led to partnerships with environmental foundations to collaborate in protecting biodiversity.
First year: ➢ Identify Marine Protected Areas and the stakeholders involved for its protection at a national level ➢ Create an online platform with information on the MPAs and their stakeholders, their characteristics, good practices, opportunities and challenges to facilitate environmental and socio-economic support decisions. Also providing an opportunity for the foundations to connect with citizen science and volunteers to help them in protecting the MPA. ➢ Help the fishing groups and families from vulnerable communities in relations to the MPA, with methodologies proven worldwide to educate, empower and manage cultural microenterprises in coastal areas, as well as to create commercial links and opportunities for them. Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIaVaNJPVQE The pilot program will be implemented in the Republic of Panama, both on the Pacific Ocean side and in the Caribbean province of Bocas del Toro. ➢ The needs of the identified marine protected areas, communities, stakeholders, will be analyzed to see how much capital is need to efficiently run the protection program.
Second year: ➢ Visualizes cultural microenterprises of families from illegal fishing groups and supports their initial funding, as an interface to sustainable activities that result in an ordering of fishing, tourism and conservation of marine biodiversity. ➢ Mapping indicators of illegal fishing and reports a decrease in the same in the communities intervened with methodologies of management of cultural microenterprises to fisher families. ➢ Progress is made with a strategic alliance of green energy (wind / solar), which will allow the financing for protection factors needed of the MPA and capital for greater production. ➢ The digital platform will be ready and in use in Panama and expanding internationally
Third year: ➢ Visualizes and award indicators of improvement of the MPA and resilient communities. ➢ A Community Protection Club for the LDCs and the Cultural Entrepreneurship is created with a strong focus on fishing communities, women and adolescents. ➢ New green energy form of financing to improve management and promote stakeholder initiatives of the MPA in regards to the funding needs for the protection of the MPAs ➢ After the pilot program with the MPA’s / Community / Green Energy is in effect in Panama we could expand to other International Marine Protected Areas.