Meet the EbA Facility Grantees – Fundación Grupo Puntacana, Dominican Republic


The Fundación Grupo Puntacana (FGPC, is one of 11 grantees, who are benefitting from funding by the German Development Bank (KfW) through the Caribbean Biodiversity Fund’s (CBF) Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) Facility under its first Call for Proposals.

FGPC is receiving a USD 799,919 grant and contributing USD458,305 of its own resources to make CoralRestore DR a reality in Puntacana, Dominican Republic. 

CoralRestore DR” stands for “Dramatically scaling up Multi-species Coral Restoration in Targeted Sites in the Dominican Republic as a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy”. The project aims to build coastal resilience through scaling up a proven model of coral restoration in an expanded area off the coast of Puntacana. Explants will be produced in land-based coral nurseries, creating employment for community residents in both, land- and sea-based activities.  The creation of livelihood opportunities targets fisherfolks in particular. The project will further fine tune the coral restoration techniques for wider replication across the Dominican Republic.  While capacity-building will primarily focus on nearby communities, outreach will be nation-wide through a network of partners, which include: Grupo Puntacana (private sector), The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Asociación de Artesanos y Servicios Marinos (ARSEMAR), the Asociación de Proveedores de Servicios Acuáticos, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and the Eastern Hotel Association (ASOLESTE).

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