Coral reefs are better off because of you.
This past year brought tough news for coral reefs—several climate change reports shared discouraging new information about what their future holds. But here’s the good news: corals CAN adapt to climate change, and because of you, they’re in a better position to do so.
million gallons of raw sewage were kept off the Mesoamerican Reef by your donation
tons of sediment were prevented from smothering Maui’s coral reefs because of your support
biomass increase of the most harvested fish species in Tela, Honduras was because of you
Your continued support gives coral reefs a fighting chance against climate change.
Your donation to the Coral Reef Alliance helped reduce local stressors to coral reefs, like overfishing and poor water quality. By keeping corals healthy, you ensured they were in a better position to adapt to warming ocean temperatures. Take a look back at what your donation accomplished in 2021:
New Research Turns Basic Ecological Theory on its Head
In a lot of ways, corals are like trees—they stay rooted in one spot their whole lives, and they disperse their young into the environment. With many trees, their young typically fall to the ground and stay relatively close. But with corals, their young are moved by ocean currents that can carry them thousands of… Continue Reading →
Could Cleaner Water Mean Farewell for Coral Disease?
Lea esto en español When improperly treated sewage enters the marine environment, it can have devastating effects on a coral reef. Not only does it bring bacteria that can pose a threat to human health, but it also brings nutrients that fuel the growth of algae—a fierce competitor in the coral reef ecosystem. Algae compete… Continue Reading →
Want to Protect Fisheries? Involve the Community.
Lea esto en español During a recent interview, Dr. Antonella Rivera, CORAL’s Principal Investigator in Honduras, perfectly summed up our approach to conservation: “If we really want to make a difference with science, we have to involve the people who are most affected.” People and communities are always at the forefront of our work to… Continue Reading →
Hawai’i County Allocates $1.8 Million to Clean Water and Coral Reefs
The Hawai‘i County Council on March 3 voted to approve the allocation of $1.8 million to address ocean sewage pollution in Puakō, Hawai‘i. The Puakō coastline is one of 14 priority sites that have been identified in Hawai‘i as areas to be transitioned off of cesspools. Across the state, an estimated 88,000 cesspools release 53… Continue Reading →
Over 20 Tons of Sediment Prevented From Smothering Maui’s Coral Reefs
Over 20 tons of sediment has been captured in the mountains above Lahaina, the result of a collaborative restoration project led by the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL). West Maui is laden with historic sugarcane and pineapple plantations that are now out-of-use. During heavy rain events, the potentially contaminated soil from these degraded landscapes travels down… Continue Reading →
CORAL Partners with Allen Coral Atlas
We’re incredibly excited to announce that we just received a new $850,000, three-year grant from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation to support facilitating a global network to monitor coral bleaching and water quality threat alerts from the Allen Coral Atlas. A new partner of ours, the Atlas is a collaboration of scientists and researchers… Continue Reading →
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