Clockwise from top left, residents of Roatan, Honduras celebrate the protection of Cordelia Banks; a mooring buoy waiting to be installed; CORAL's Jenny Myton leads a Coral Reef Leadership Network training; recycled water infrastructure in West Maui. Photos by CORAL staff

What We Do

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to conservation, nor is it possible to successfully conserve natural resources without buy-in from the people who are most closely connected to and rely on that resource. CORAL takes a multi-pronged approach to restoring and protecting coral reefs in partnership with the communities living nearest the reefs. Our strategies include:

  • Reducing local threats to reefs, including overfishing, poor water quality, and unsustainable development Learn More
  • Helping communities benefit socially, culturally, and economically from conservation Learn More
  • Improving reef management so those responsible for the creation, enforcement, and durability of protected areas have the tools and financial support they need to be successful Learn More
  • Working directly with the tourism industry to decrease its environmental footprint and to educate visitors about the beauty and importance of coral reefs Learn More
  • Ensuring that what we learn within our project sites has a global impact Learn More