This reef in Honduras may have been damaged by boat groundings or a storm. Because there are no fish, algae has taken over.Photo by CORAL staff

Reef Threats

Coral reefs are facing many threats, both at the global scale and at smaller, regional and local scales. Most of these problems are caused by—and therefore can be solved by—humans. Corals are resilient to change, but if subjected to ongoing stress, they may lose their resilience and be less able to survive or thrive in the long term.

CORAL is addressing threats to reefs at the local scale, working in partnership with the many groups who depend on reefs for their survival. Our goal is to maintain healthy and resilient reefs, and healthy and resilient human communities.

For more on how we address local threats, see What We Do.