July/August 2008 E-Current
|In this Issue: Matching Grant Doubles Your Donation • CORAL’s New Look • Coral Spawning in Bonaire • CORAL Reef Leaders Graduate • Star Island Project Officially Halted|
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Earlier this month, CORAL attended the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida—a meeting that gathers the world’s foremost coral reef conservation leaders to discuss strategies for protecting our reefs. We’re proud to report that CORAL’s targeted method of creating effectively managed marine protected areas was identified as the best way to protect coral reefs.
In this issue of E-Current, we share an incredible opportunity for you to double your donation to CORAL to benefit our work along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. Our new Web site is finally live, we graduated the first class of CORAL Reef Leaders, and we tell you how to join CORAL staff in Bonaire to watch coral spawning. To top it off, CORAL was featured in two Time magazine articles: "Coral Reefs Face Extinction" and "Coral Under Siege." Read the online version here.
It’s been a busy summer at CORAL and we look forward to sharing our news with you!
* Photo Credits and Notes:
Nudibranch Photo: Aeolid Nudibranch (Caloria indica), Fiji
Photographer: Chuck Savall
Left Side Photo: Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindricus)
Photographer: Julie Bennett