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August 2016: Making Connections Across Melanesia (Uniting People and Communities) / 360 View of Community Success in Raja Ampat / Coral Reef Close-up: Mucus Munchers / In the News


The Melanesian Emerging Leaders Forum brought people from several islands together to learn and network. 

Following Tropical Cyclone Winston, l discovered just how passionately connected to the Kubulau community I had become. I wanted to do more to help, and in July, I had an amazing opportunity to connect on a much larger scale at the inaugural Melanesian Spearhead Group, Emerging Leaders Program. Read more from Alisi Rabukawaqa, CORAL’s Program Coordinator in Fiji, on the power of sharing knowledge across communities. Read More


Virtual Tour Raja Ampat
A diver surrounded by a healthy baitfish school in Raja Ampat (Screenshot from video by Conservation International).
360 View of Community Success in Raja Ampat  

Raja Ampat in Indonesia is a special place. We are proud to be a part of the community-based coral conservation efforts and look forward to our continued work in this region. Enjoy a 360 view of the reef in a new video about a former fisherman who is now a conservation scientist. 
Watch on YouTube


Colorful raccoon butterflyfish on a reef in Hawaii.
Coral Reef Close-up: Mucus Munchers

Butterflyfish are a common sight on many coral reefs. These bright fish often dart around and follow divers’ lenses. But did you know that some of them eat coral mucus? Read More


In the News:
Could ‘Smelly’ Snails Ward off a Major Great Barrier Reef Enemy?

Join the CORAL team! We’re seeking a Development Director and a Communications and Engagement Coordinator.

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