2018 CORAL Summit

Each year the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) hosts our annual CORAL Conservation Prize Event, where we honor a coral reef conservation leader working to save coral reefs. This time of year is special to CORAL, as staff from Hawai’i, Honduras, Indonesia and Fiji are flown to our headquarters in Oakland, California to celebrate the Prize winner and… Continue Reading →

CORAL Position Statement- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Releases Special Report on the Impacts of Global Warming of 1.5° C

Background: On October 8th, the IPCC issued its special report on the impacts of global climate change on nature and society. Specifically, the IPCC examined the results of warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels in the context of the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty. The… Continue Reading →

Approaches to Coral Reef Conservation

Over the past few years, there’s been a steady increase and interest in a number of coral conservation activities that fall into the broad category of restoration. These include coral gardening, breeding corals in tanks and transplanting them onto reefs and growing corals on artificial reef structures in the water. At the Coral Reef Alliance… Continue Reading →

Looking to the Future with Virtual Reality

In 2016, CORAL began an exciting new partnership with the Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) at Stanford University. Three key players met to kickstart this collaboration: Dr. Michael Webster, CORAL’s Executive Director, Dr. Jeremy Bailenson, VHIL’s Director, and Dr. Robert Richmond, Director of the University of Hawaiʻi’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory. Although they didn’t know it… Continue Reading →

Meet Our 2018 CORAL Conservation Prize Winner!

Since 2014, the CORAL Conservation Prize has been awarded annually to an individual who has proven to be an outstanding leader in the conservation of coral reefs. The CORAL Prize is a unique opportunity to recognize the people that are truly making a difference in the future of coral reefs, and applicants are nominated by a member… Continue Reading →

Youth Lead Beach Cleanups in Bali

In early March, 2018, communities in Amed and Tulamben held coastal cleanups to show their support for the third International Year of the Reef (IYOR). Local communities, Reef Check Foundation Indonesia (RCFI), and the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) encouraged youth participation as part of the event. The cleanups helped stakeholders share information about the impacts… Continue Reading →

Safeguarding Fiji’s Reefs- Episode 3 of 3

“Uniting Communities to Save Coral Reefs.” That’s the mission of the Coral Reef Alliance, and we’re working with local communities in Oneata to identify and implement solutions for their future. Coral reefs and fish populations are intricately linked, and the decline of coral reef health in Fiji has jeopardized food security in Oneata, where a… Continue Reading →

Safeguarding Fiji’s Reefs- Episode 2 of 3

Maraia Somi: “The look of the sea is different from before. And corals, there were many kinds of coral. We see the corals, all dead. And the fishes that we see before, won’t be able to see that much nowadays.” Food security is especially concerning in Oneata, where the distance from the main Fijian islands… Continue Reading →

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