The book MigraMar: Science for the conservation of marine migratory species in the Eastern Pacific (original title: MigraMar: Ciencia para la conservación de especies marinas migratorias en el Pacífico Este) is an illustrated document that describes the activity of MigraMar network and it was created as part of a strengthening programme of the organisation.
The book is an introduction to the reasons for its existence, objectives and activities that MigraMar carries out for the study and conservation of marine migratory species in the Eastern Pacific. Located in different American countries, the members of this network work on researching the populations of marine species, mainly threatened species. The result of its research is used to improve policies and management measures of these species through supporting commissions and lobbying groups in different countries of the American continent.
How the book was produced?
The production of this book was promoted by the organisation itself. Funding was provided by the Hemsley Charitable Trust, Pacifico Network and the association Costa Rica or Siempre. For the writing of the book and creation of visual contents, a complete review of the scientific publications, gray literature and photographs generated by MigraMar network in recent years, as well as the collection of basic information on the morphology of the species depicted in it. All contents were created in coordination with MigraMar team in order to maintain the scientific rigor and accuracy of the data. The infographics included in the book are based on real tracking data. Although this information has been simplified and adapted to a simple language, they maintain a high geographical precision.
“In 2016, through a competitive selection process, we contracted Awaroo services to generate a dissemination document about the mission and actions of MigraMar network. The document was targeted to decision-makers and key players in the Eastern Tropical Pacific region, and covers scientific studies on migratory marine species (sharks, sea turtles and others) conducted by a group of 15 researchers from Mexico to Ecuador. Without exception, all members of the network were delighted with the final product, and we decided to increase its reach and translate it into English to inform potential new partners, partners and donors. A fluid communication between Awaroo and our focal point was key in the process of creating the document” – Alex Hearn, MigraMar researcher.