Places We Protect

Mesoamerican Reef

Underwater view of coral reef with blue sky above and a
Blue planet Corals and a kayaker at Turneffe Atoll, Belize © Ethan Daniel

The Mesoamerican Reef is the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere.

A fisherman wearing a hat and sunglasses pulls a net fu
Catching lobster in Ascencion Bay. Gerardo Velazquez Cruz is part of a fishing cooperative in the Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve in Quintana Roo, Mexico. Co-op members have agreed to sustainable fishing practices, including no-take zones, to help protect coral reef and fish nurseries where lobster spawn. © Erika Nortemann/TNC

Protect the Most Vital Habitats in Mexico

Help TNC and partners protect the people and wildlife of the Mesoamerican Reef.