More People, More Trash

By Naneng Setiasih, Coral Triangle Regional Manager The small-fishing village of Tulamben in Bali struggled with poverty for decades, but that changed with a series of unfortunate events a few decades ago. The USS Liberty beached along its rocky shore after being torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in 1942. And in 1963 the eruption of… Continue Reading →

Spotlight on Low Impact Design (LID)

Soggy Christmas Eve storms make for high surf and cloudy snorkeling Severe storms with heavy rains in the week leading up to Christmas led to power outages, downed trees, and flash flooding throughout Maui. In West Maui, ocean waters were cloudy for several days following the storms, and while surf was big, few surfers wanted… Continue Reading →

HTA Natural Resource Program Grant Participation

Thanks to Diane Kanealii of Kailapa Community Association (KCA) Hawaiian Homes for submitting this article. Kailapa Community Association (KCA) is a Hawaiian homestead organization made up of residents who have stepped up to take on the Kuleana of Malama ‘Aina. Part of this Kuleana is to prepare the land for development. Through grants from the… Continue Reading →

UH Hilo to Build Field Station in Puakō

Thanks to Jim Beets for allowing CORAL to reprint this article UH Hilo, a leader in liberal arts education in Hawai’i, is planning the development of a marine field station at Puakō, on the Kona coast of the Island of Hawai‘i. The impressive coral reefs at Puakō are among the best developed and most diverse… Continue Reading →

It’s All About the Ahupua’a

One of the things I love most about our staff at the Coral Reef Alliance is that we all share the same passion for coral reefs. So for those of us in our headquarters office in Oakland, California, it’s always a treat when we get to travel to our field sites and see the reefs… Continue Reading →

Nyoman Sugiarta…Where Is He Now?

Since winning the CORAL Conservation Prize a few months ago, Nyoman Sugiarta has been putting his prize money back into protecting his community’s coral reefs. Nyoman won $20,000 on September 20, 2014 as the first ever CORAL Conservation Prize winner. So what is he doing now? He recently quit his job as villa caretaker and… Continue Reading →

Sophia Anner, CORAL Intern

Making a Splash with Microgrants

By Sophia Anner, CORAL Intern and student at Albany High School As a student in the Environmental Design, Science, Engineering, and Technology (EDSET) program at Albany High School in Albany, California, I get to take courses with an emphasis on the environment, as well as intern with an environmental organization. I chose CORAL because I… Continue Reading →

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