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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.
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.
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.
Meet Andrea Rivera-Sosa
CORAL’s Project and Outreach Manager, Andrea Rivera-Sosa is tasked with uniting a global network of scientists who can get into the water to confirm bleaching events detected by satellites.
Think back to 2020—hospital visits rose as COVID cases climbed, borders closed, businesses and schools shut down, and people panicked. The world we once knew spun upside down in a matter of days. And like so many, ocean conservation organizations, many that highly depend on tourism revenue, suddenly faced unprecedented challenges as they worked to… Continue Reading →
With an almost 500% increase in fish biomass, a successful “closed fishing season” in Tela Bay, Honduras is offering relief to both community fishers and nearby coral reefs. Recently, the proper funding and on-the-ground support has allowed the Tela community to effectively carry-out a two-month closed fishing season in coastal lagoons and enforce sustainable fishing… Continue Reading →
New Executive Director Heather Starck is making a splash in the world of marine conservation through her leadership at CORAL and immense dedication to saving the world’s coral reefs. When she’s not rereading “Lord of the Rings” or rooting for her favorite college basketball team, Starck is scuba diving to some of the world’s most… Continue Reading →
Did you know ocean conservation projects are only supported by 1% of the world’s philanthropic funding? It’s a fact that our partner, 10% for the Ocean, is working to change as they proudly aid some of the planet’s most pressing ocean-related missions and help us keep coral reefs healthy. Across the globe, 10% for the… Continue Reading →
Don’t Miss Your Chance! CORAL’s 2023 Calendar is Now Available with a Donation of $50 or More It’s that time of that year again…time to get your 2023 CORAL calendar! Each year, we assemble a picturesque calendar, featuring stunning underwater photographs from around the world. From images of colorful coral reefs to shots of the… Continue Reading →
Forty underwater temperature loggers now sit underwater on coral reefs across the Bay Islands in Honduras. Their purpose? To identify the temperature range that corals can withstand and typically experience within a year. These ONSET TidBits, as they’re known, measure water temperatures every minute and store the data internally. Every four to five months, a… Continue Reading →
Like the birds and the bees, corals also need to reproduce and continue to build upon the colorful reefs that we know and love. But have you ever wondered how the coral animal reproduces? Afterall, it can’t move and it doesn’t have any reproductive organs. Let’s take a look at exactly how new coral babies… Continue Reading →
On July 28, CORAL hosted its first fundraising event since the start of the pandemic. The event was in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and served as an opportunity for guests to enjoy a night of music and learn about coral reef conservation on the Hawaiian Islands. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performed a series of inspiring songs, while… Continue Reading →
Here at CORAL, summer travel is in full swing. During recent weeks, our staff from around the world have amplified CORAL’s mission to save coral reefs by taking part in various conservation events. We believe it’s vital to collaborate with organizations and leaders in science and conservation to enhance our work, share knowledge, and ultimately… Continue Reading →
Infused with natural, sustainably-sourced ingredients, Josie Maran’s beauty products are designed to provide total care for your skin—while also giving back to our planet. Along with an “Earth-first” philosophy, recycling program, and ethical practices, the company is dedicated to saving some of the planet’s most valuable ecosystems: coral reefs. Last year Josie Maran teamed up… Continue Reading →