CORAL Microgrants in 2001
$2,000 to Green Reef (Belize) to replace mooring buoys lost from hurricane damage.
$3,000 to the Seychelles Marine Parks Authority (Seychelles) to help with the establishment of the Silhouette Marine National Park. The grant was used to purchase an outboard engine to enable patrolling and enforcement in the park.
$5,000 to Waisalima Beach Resort Dive Centre (Fiji) for the establishment of the Kadavu Marine Ecology and Resource Center.
$5,000 to PPLH Puntondo (Indonesia) to raise awareness among local fishermen in Puntondo, Sulawesi, by involving them in coral reef surveying, education, monitoring, and protection.
$10,000 to St. Eustatius National Parks Foundation (Netherlands Antilles) to replace patrol boat engines damaged in severe storms.
$12,500 to International Marinelife Alliance (Philippines) for renovations of the R/V Alliance, a marine research and conservation vessel used to help eradicate cyanide fishing in Southeast Asia.
$15,000 to the Wakatobi Foundation (Indonesia) for the purchase and installation of thirty mooring buoys around Tomia Island, Sulawesi. The buoys will help protect the fragile coral reefs from anchor damage caused by cargo boats and public ferries.
$24,600 to Norbert Wu Productions (USA) to support a photographic library designed to raise public awareness about coral reef and marine conservation issues.
CORAL is a fiscal sponsor of Corail Vivant's prestigious $125,000 Goldman Prize, awarded to the founder, Bruno Van Peteghem, in recognition of his efforts to protect the coral reefs of New Caledonia from mining activities.
CORAL is the fiscal sponsor of Dr. Edgardo Gomez’s $150,000 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, with which Dr. Gomez will further his work in reef assessment and innovative approaches to reef enhancement (Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines).