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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 Heather Starck
Get to know CORAL’s new executive director and learn why she is determined to save the world’s coral reefs.
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 →
Currently, population growth in coastal areas has led to an increase in fishing activity in different parts of the world. Naturally, higher populations demand greater economic outputs as the need for food and household income also grows. Coastal communities such as those in Honduras’ Tela Bay are experiencing significantly greater pressures on fishing resources and,… Continue Reading →
Tanya Amaya has been a part of the CORAL family since 2019 and her leadership has taken our work in the Western Caribbean to new heights. Tanya leads our team in tackling the biggest threat to coral reefs, untreated and poorly treated wastewater. She was instrumental in positioning CORAL to receive a Blue Champions Award.… Continue Reading →
Our best strategy in the face of escalating environmental challenges is to harness the power of collaboration to ensure coastal communities are resilient. We’re glad to announce our partnership between the Coral Reef Alliance and ASIDE Honduras (Association for Integral Development and Environmental Sustainability) to protect valuable coral reef ecosystems on the North Coast of… Continue Reading →
Introducing the Coral Bleaching Toolkit & Comprehensive Guide, A Crucial Step Towards Coral Reef Conservation
The world’s coral reefs, renowned for their unparalleled beauty and biodiversity, face an existential threat due to coral bleaching. In response to this growing concern, we at the Coral Reef Alliance are honored to introduce the Coral Bleaching Toolkit & Comprehensive Guide – a much needed and timely online resource that consolidates information around how… Continue Reading →
A devastating mix of human and ecological loss has recently occurred in the Pacific. The wildfire in Maui has cast a shadow of ash and tragedy over the island’s landscape, as well as over the Coral Reef Alliance as an organization. Maui – and more specifically the historic town of Lahaina – is home… Continue Reading →
Coral reefs are some of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, providing critical habitat for countless species of fish, invertebrates, and other marine life. Unfortunately, coral reefs are also highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including rising sea temperatures, ocean acidification, and more frequent and intense storms. This has led to a… Continue Reading →
Corals often steal the spotlight for being visually stunning while also playing a critical role in maintaining the balance of our oceans. But there are other fascinating creatures that also significantly support the vitality of the underwater wonderland. Among them, lobsters and conchs stand out as key players. Why Lobsters and Conchs? Lobsters are found… Continue Reading →
Reef-building corals have faced unprecedented damage over the past century, primarily due to increasing human pressure on coral communities. One of the most devastating challenges faced by Caribbean corals is the outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), which was first detected in Florida in 2014. Since then, it has rapidly spread to 26… Continue Reading →
Hold on to your scuba masks because we’ve got some wild news for you—coral reefs are misbehaving! That’s right, underwater communities are breaking all the rules and thriving in unexpected conditions. Our field teams are studying these reefs across the globe—from Tela Bay, Honduras to Hilo, Hawaii. Maybe they’re onto something. Could these misbehaving coral… Continue Reading →