We believe in
coral reefs.

Millions of people and species of wildlife depend on coral reefs. While climate change threatens their future, science shows that corals can adapt and survive if we keep them healthy.

Credit: Shaun Wolfe / Ocean Image Bank

Cutting-edge Science. Community Engagement.

For nearly 30 years, we have combined cutting-edge science and community engagement to reduce direct threats to reefs and to promote scalable and effective solutions for their protection.

Credit: Roatan Marine Park

Impact Globally, Regionally, & Locally

We employ a variety of conservation approaches and engage diverse communities around the world to save coral reefs.

It Can Happen

Coral reefs can adapt to climate change. If together we take the right actions, they can evolve and thrive for generations to come.

25%

of all marine life depends
on coral reefs

500M

people depend on coral reefs for food, income, and coastal protection

$375B

in services comes from coral reefs
each year

Featured Profile

Meet Manuel Mejia

For our Hawai’i Regional Program Director, Manuel Mejia, protecting coral reefs is about more than just the corals. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with him and dive in to this passion a little more.

Why Donors Choose CORAL: Jackson

Meet Jackson, one of CORAL’s youngest donors. He held a lemonade stand in his hometown and donated the proceeds to save coral reefs. Learn why Jackson gives back to our alliance. Q: What motivates you to give to CORAL? A: So that I can raise money to help save the coral reefs. Q: Excites you… Continue Reading →

Why Donors Choose CORAL: Bradley

Meet Bradley, a CORAL donor since 1998. Learn why he gives back to our alliance. Q: What motivates you to give to CORAL? A: The future of our reef ecosystems is vital to the sustainability of our planet. Every ecosystem has its nursery. Coral reefs are the ocean’s nursery. Q: What excites you about CORAL’s… Continue Reading →

Tela Bay’s 2021 Closed Fishing Season Shows Success

Tela Bay, Honduras—Recent monitoring data collected from Los Micos Lagoon demonstrated a 483 percent increase in fish biomass after a closed fishing season in 2021, signifying both higher quantities and larger sizes of fish. Likewise, it showed an increase in diversity of species and trophic levels.  Los Micos Lagoon often suffers from overfishing, impacting populations… Continue Reading →

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CORAL’s Perspective: Highlights from IUCN’s World Conservation Congress

From raging wildfires to melting glaciers to coral bleaching—it is clear that there is pressing urgency to face the planet’s climate and ecological emergency. After postponing last year’s event due to COVID-19, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) decided to hold its quadrennial World Conservation Congress from September 3 to 11, 2021 and commit to actions that… Continue Reading →

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The Allen Coral Atlas Introduces the First Comprehensive Map of Shallow Water Coral Reefs

On September 8, 2021, it was officially announced that a comprehensive map and monitoring system of the world’s shallow water coral reefs, the Allen Coral Atlas, was completed. This tremendous effort was led by Arizona State University in collaboration with scientists, universities, private entities, and NGOs across the globe—including the Coral Reef Alliance. The tool… Continue Reading →

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CORAL Joins Maui Nui Makai Network

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is honored to join the Maui Nui Makai Network—a network of community groups from across Maui Nui that protect and care for marine and coastal ecosystems. The network was established in 2013 when community organizations decided they would be stronger working together than separately. Network members meet regularly to learn… Continue Reading →

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