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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.
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Meet Heather Starck
Get to know CORAL’s new executive director and learn why she is determined to save the world’s coral reefs.
The Dynamic Connection Between Sea Turtles and Coral Reefs
Coral reefs are among the most diverse and productive ecosystems on Earth, providing a habitat for countless marine species. It plays a crucial role in maintaining the health and vitality of coral reefs is the sea turtle. Through their feeding habits and behaviors, sea turtles have developed a remarkable symbiotic relationship with coral reefs. Let’s… Continue Reading →
Meet Makayla: Conservation Scientist and Native Plant Enthusiast
Makayla Richmond is a valuable member of the Coral Reef Alliance family. She has a strong passion for sustainable resource management in Hawaii and deeply understands the intricate connections between the ocean, land, and people. Her academic background in Sustainable Science Management earned at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College, has equipped her with the… Continue Reading →
Inside our Alliance: Fresh Clean Threads
In recent years, there’s been a growing demand for companies to assume responsibility for their environmental impact, driven by consumers who prioritize sustainable products. Failure to address these concerns puts companies at risk of losing market share to competitors who embrace sustainability. Say hello to Fresh Clean Threads, a clothing brand that understands the significance… Continue Reading →
Empowering Artisanal Fishers in Micos Lagoon, Honduras
Micos Lagoon, nestled in the heart of Honduras, stands as a symbol of ecological and economic significance. This natural wonderland is an essential breeding ground for several endangered species of marine life, including sea turtles, manatees, and American crocodiles, and plays a crucial role in preserving the region’s biodiversity. In addition to its ecological value,… Continue Reading →
CORAL Receives Transformational Funding for the Reefs of Maui Nui
CORAL and our partners in Maui Nui have been selected to receive a $3.1 million federal grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Coastal Zone Management Program. The grant recognizes our alliance’s dedication to protecting and restoring coral reefs around the world and its successful track record in implementing conservation projects. Our… Continue Reading →
State of the Reef Address 2023: Urgent Need for Action to Protect Coral Reefs
We recently held our annual State of the Reef Address, which highlighted the urgent need for action to protect coral reefs. Heather Starck, the Executive Director of the Coral Reef Alliance, emphasized the devastating impact of climate change, overfishing, pollution, and other human activities on coral reefs around the world. Coral reefs are critical ecosystems… Continue Reading →
A Year of Impact: CORAL’s 2022 Annual Report
Today we released our 2022 Annual Report and we are reflecting on a year of growth, resilience, and impact. We’ve grown our teams, programs, and scientific research to expand our reach. Our efforts are improving the resilience of communities and coral reefs. And we have the data to prove it. The focus for the year… Continue Reading →
How Technology Can Tackle Illegal Fishing in the Western Caribbean
Nowadays there’s an app for everything. There’s even one that can help protect coral reefs! The app is called SMART and it’s a tool being used by conservationists around the world to protect wildlife and its natural habitats. Thanks to our local partners, dedicated patrol rangers, and your generous support, we are expanding access to… Continue Reading →
What is Coral Bleaching and Why Should You Care?
So, picture this: you’ve just arrived at your dream tropical destination, ready to explore the crystal-clear waters and the vibrant underwater world. As you strap on your snorkeling gear and dive into the ocean, you’re immediately transported into a magical world of colors and shapes. The water is warm, the sun is shining, and the… Continue Reading →
Inside Our Alliance: Revitalizing the Land and Ocean with Kipuka Olowalu
Not far from the highway lies a hidden oasis—a valley tucked away between the mountains and ocean. You are surrounded by nature in its purest form and accompanied by generations of community members who’ve come to be immersed in the local culture and tradition. This special place is what the Kipuka Olowalu organization sees when… Continue Reading →