Founded in 1994, the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the health of coral reefs by focusing on fundamental catalysts for change: well-managed marine protected areas (MPAs), sustainable marine tourism, and engagement from local community members.
We currently work in five endangered coral reef locations  around the world to facilitate partnerships between local communities, government leaders, and marine recreation providers that support the health of coral reefs. We are grateful to the CORAL community of committed donors who are generous with the time, financial support, and inspiration that makes our work possible.
Led by a passionate team and experts in the field, and guided by a committed board, CORAL partners with other leading organizations and critical stakeholder groups in reef destinations, including resource managers, the private sector, and local communities. Following our well-respected and successful Coral Reef Sustainable Destination (CRSD ) approach to conservation, we engage on the local level to make international impacts.
Our organizational structure takes its strength from our expertise in four program areas. As we grow, we are developing these areas of expertise into four program centers  that will serve as key resources within our own project sites, as well as for other coral reef conservation programs worldwide:
Each program center will share common goals and use collaborative approaches and adaptive management to respond to opportunities and innovations. By sharing staff across work groups, we will take advantage of shared expertise and best practices, increasing the efficiency with which we work.
To find out more about our work around the world, take a look at our colorful annual reports .