reef-safe sunscreen

Sunscreen 101: Protecting Your Skin and Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are one of the most beautiful, colorful, and biodiverse ecosystems on the planet—but they are also one of the most fragile. Due to a slew of stressors, scientists predict that all coral reefs will be considered “threatened” by 2050. In addition to problems like overfishing, pollution, and climate change, one threat may be… Continue Reading →

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CORAL Joins Maui Nui Makai Network

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is honored to join the Maui Nui Makai Network—a network of community groups from across Maui Nui that protect and care for marine and coastal ecosystems. The network was established in 2013 when community organizations decided they would be stronger working together than separately. Network members meet regularly to learn… Continue Reading →

Become a Reef-Safe Traveler

Heading to a coral reef destination soon? Download our free Reef-Safe Travel Guide to find more meaningful ways to connect with the local community and enjoy an ocean-friendly vacation. With travel opening up, coral reefs that spent much of 2020 largely untouched by tourists are now seeing an influx of visitors who are eager to… Continue Reading →

Honduras fishers return to shore

With Healthy Fisheries, Everyone Wins

Santos Banegas has been fishing off the coast of Puerto Castilla, Honduras, for the last 35 years. At the start of his fishing career, he remembers routinely catching 300 to 500 pounds of fish a day, which meant he could easily feed and support his family. Today, he’s lucky if he catches 30 to 40… Continue Reading →

New CORAL Board members

Meet Our New Board Members

We’re pleased to welcome two new members to the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) Board of Directors: Lauretta Burke and María José González.  We sat down with both of these inspiring conservationists to find out more about their goals for CORAL.  Q: Why do you feel so passionately about protecting coral reefs and what keeps you… Continue Reading →

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CORAL Creates First-Ever Fish Catalogs in Honduras

Lea esto en español When Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) researchers first began working with fisheries on the North Coast of Honduras, they encountered an all-too-common dynamic: Local fishers held a wealth of knowledge of the various fish species of the region, but that information wasn’t documented anywhere. The local knowledge is passed down from generation… Continue Reading →

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