Coral Cay Hosts Whit Monday Open House

Children learn about SCUBA diving during the Coral Cay Conservation Open House at the Taj Mahal in Old Towne on Monday, May 25, 2015.
Children learn about SCUBA diving during the Coral Cay Conservation Open House at the Taj Mahal in Old Towne on Monday, May 25, 2015.

OLD TOWNE – More than 20 children and adults took advantage of the Whit Monday holiday to attend the Coral Cay Conservation Open House.

The event which was held at the Taj Mahal in Old Towne was an opportunity for residents to learn about the work which the organisation, run primarily by volunteers, does on island.

CCC has been operating the Montserrat Ridge to Reef Conservation Project (MRRCP) since 2013. It is a collaborative project to support the sustainable use of Montserrat’s natural resources and includes scientific surveys of coral reefs and other marine resources, as well as terrestrial species and habitats focussed primarily in the Centre Hills.

Visitors to the open house had the chance to learn about the various work that the volunteers conduct on island, which include weekly hikes on the trails to survey birds and reptiles.

Coral Cay is working at the invitation of and in partnership with the Government of Montserrat and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Each month CCC offers Montserratian nationals who display an ambition to study and protect the vital natural ecosystems of Montserrat an opportunity to take part in one of the Conservation Scholarships. The programmes last for one month and students are able to learn SCUBA diving or jungle skills.

Learn more about Coral Cay Conservation at www.coralcay.org.

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