The British Council funds the Pescando Para La Vida initiative through a Newton Fund Institutional Links grant. These grants provide funding to establish international collaborations between institutions in the UK and partner countries. Our project is a collaboration between various British and Colombian institutions (see the logos in the next section and the list of institutional coordinators).
The project focuses on coastal biodiversity, ecosystem services, and natural resource management. We are developing an evidence-based programme which incorporates training and management. The research will promote inclusive efforts and participation in order to develop solutions that can be incorporated into local practice. The training will promote the sustainable management of coastal resources for the economic wellbeing of vulnerable local communities.