Credit: Shaun Wolfe / Ocean Image Bank
Blue starfish on hard coral at sunset in Indonesia
fish swim over a coral reef in Tahiti
fish swim around Daedalus reef in Egypt

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.

Impact Globally, Regionally, & Locally

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

Credit: Roatan Marine Park

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.


of all marine life depends
on coral reefs


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


in services comes from coral reefs
each year

Featured Profile

Meet Heather Starck

Get to know CORAL’s new executive director and learn why she is determined to save the world’s coral reefs.

5 Ways to Dive into #GivingTuesday with CORAL

Join us in celebrating #GivingTuesday, a day of global giving! For nearly 30 years, we’ve been at the forefront of responding to critical events like this summer’s coral bleaching, building hope and resilience for our world’s coral reefs. Your support is crucial in safeguarding these underwater treasures.  So how can you get involved this GivingTuesday?… Continue Reading →

Sustainable Holiday Shopping Guide for a Greener Tomorrow

As the holiday season approaches, the spirit of giving intertwines with the growing global consciousness towards sustainability. This year, let’s make our gift choices resonate beyond the moment of unwrapping. Embracing eco-friendly alternatives not only expresses thoughtfulness but also contributes to a healthier planet. In this guide to sustainable holiday shopping, we lay out a… Continue Reading →

“Climate REEFS” Initiative Launched to Advance Equitable Pathways to Climate Adaptation in Asia Pacific

(OAKLAND, CA – November 10, 2023) Today, a consortium of universities, development agencies, and NGOs announced the launch of Climate REEFS, a collaborative project to advance socially equitable climate change adaptation for coastal communities that depend on coral reef resources in Indonesia and the Philippines. Climate REEFS is a project under the UK-Canada Climate Adaptation… Continue Reading →

Photo by The Ocean Agency - Renata Romeo

Where Your Donation Will Go in 2024

As we step into the promising year of 2024, we want to express our deep appreciation to each and every one of our devoted supporters who have championed our mission to preserve the well-being of the world’s coral reefs. With your generous contributions, we are primed to direct our efforts toward programs that will mitigate… Continue Reading →

Guardians of the Reef: The Importance of Herbivore Fish in Coral Reef Health

Coral reefs, rainforests of the sea, are magnificent and diverse ecosystems teeming with life. Within this underwater wonderland, herbivore fish emerge as unsung heroes, playing a pivotal role in maintaining the delicate balance that sustains these vibrant reefs. Remarkable creatures like parrotfish and surgeonfish serve as nature’s custodians, diligently preserving the health of coral reefs… Continue Reading →

Harmonizing for a Sustainable Future

Honolulu, September 14, 2023 The sounds of strings, piano, harp, opera, and ukuleles resonated through the warm Hawaiian night as the second edition of Music on the Reef graced Honolulu. This annual event, conceived as a heartfelt thank-you to our generous donors, took on a new dimension in light of recent events and became a… Continue Reading →

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