CORAL’s 20th Anniversary Gala

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco, CA

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Join us for an inspiring celebration of reefs and the power of community conservation at CORAL’s 20th Anniversary Gala!

6:30 p.m.: VIP Reception
7:00 p.m.: Cocktails
8:00 p.m.: Dinner and Presentation of the First Annual CORAL Conservation Prize
9:00 p.m.: Dessert, Dancing, and Silent Auction

Enjoy delicious seasonal and sustainable cuisine and beverages, dance to the beats of DJ heyLove, bid on fantastic auction items, and be the first to congratulate the inaugural CORAL Conservation Prize winner, Nyoman Sugiarta. All this, with the California Academy of Sciences’ breathtaking Philippine reef as your backdrop.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit coral reefs around the world.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Download a sponsorship package: CORAL 20th Anniversary Sponsorship.

The CORAL Conservation Prize Winner

NyomanSugiarthaThe inaugural CORAL Conservation Prize will be awarded to Nyoman Sugiarta from the village of Bondalem in Indonesia. Nyoman’s community established a protected area for their nearby reefs; however, without any type of management system in place, the protected area–like many others–was ineffective. Nyoman, a fisherman, took on the responsibility of leading a team to ensure it would be managed well.

This has not been an easy job, as few people in his village understand the importance of coral reefs. Those who do are quite fearful about how their incomes will be affected if the reefs are protected. Nyoman and his team have raised awareness within their community, established enforcement, and generated alternative income for fishermen through the development of a fisherman dive center.

We look forward to honoring Nyoman during this very special evening.