Thank You For Fighting Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease 

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), a new illness that kills the soft tissue of more than 25 coral species, has been wreaking havoc underwater in the Mesoamerican Reef region. To fight back, we are working with local partners to stop the spread and ultimately save our valuable coral reefs.  SCTLD moves quickly and has… Continue Reading →

Thank You for Investing in Water and Sanitation

Clean water is critical—both for the health of coral reefs and the communities that depend on them. That’s why we support sanitation efforts in places like Coxen Hole, Honduras. Coxen Hole is a community on the island of Roatan, which is located just off the country’s northern coastline. Coxen Hole depends on its coral reefs,… Continue Reading →

New Educational Videos That Focus on Protecting Coral Reefs

After more than 25 years of coral reef conservation work, we’ve celebrated many successes and evaluated lessons learned. We firmly believe that by sharing our gained knowledge, we will reach new communities in the world and help implement actions that protect coral reefs.  In recent educational videos, Dr. Antonella Rivera, CORAL’s Principle Investigator in Tegucigalpa,… Continue Reading →

Thank You for Supporting CORAL’s Volunteers in Maui

We are proud to support a dedicated team of local volunteers in Maui, Hawai’i, as they work to protect the valuable coral reefs in their community.  By using “best management practices,” which are effective measures used to reduce marine pollution, we are able to minimize sediment pollution on coral reefs. Our volunteers grow and plant native… Continue Reading →

Thank You for Supporting CORAL in 2021 

Your donation means everything to us.  It keeps ocean waters free of pollution, addresses overfishing, and helps us fight coral bleaching. With your help, coastal communities and local partners remain resilient and our leading scientists continue their cutting-edge research and innovation. From near and far, our global team of passionate environmentalists would like to say… Continue Reading →

Using Native Plants to Protect Coral Reefs

In West Maui, Hawai‘i, CORAL’s Senior Program Manager Jennifer Vander Veur shares how our actions on land can impact what happens under the sea. Run-off sediment is threatening nearby coral reefs and making it harder for them to survive. To address this problem, Vander Veur leads our efforts to protect coral reefs by using native… Continue Reading →

Reconnecting with the ‘Aina to Save Coral Reefs in Hawai’i

Land management plays an important role in Hawaiian culture, as well as the protection of nearby coral reefs. On the island of Maui, Noor, a local Restoration Biologist, and Poema, a Hawaiian Cultural and Plant Specialist, describe the significance of caring for the land in Hawai‘i.  Traditionally in Hawaiian culture, each person has a kuleana… Continue Reading →

Restoring Native Forest Ecosystems in Maui, Hawaii

In the Wahikuli Watershed in Maui, Hawai‘i, the CORAL field team restores native forest ecosystems to protect coral reefs. In this location, extra sediment often moves down from the mountains and onto nearby reefs, causing stress to the corals. By adding native plant rows, the team is able to trap sediment and prevent it from… Continue Reading →

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