We work at multiple scales from local to global to ensure that coral reefs thrive for generations to come.
When we reduce local-level threats to reefs—such as pollution, sedimentation, overfishing, or unsustainable tourism—reefs are healthier and more capable of withstanding the effects of climate change. We work in partnership with local communities, nonprofit organizations, scientists, corporations, governments, and funders to build effective and sustainable management systems that ensure reefs thrive.
We work to save coral reefs in two critically important reef regions:
Our work in Hawaiʻi focuses on ensuring coral reefs have the clean, clear water they need. Hawaiʻi has some of the highest marine endemism on Earth and about 85 percent of the United States’ coral reefs.
Our work in the Western Caribbean focuses on building partnerships with local communities and organizations to reduce local threats to reefs. This region has the second largest barrier reef in the world (the Mesoamerican Reef) and spans the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, and Honduras.
Globally, we lead a new era of reef conservation that focuses on reducing threats to reefs so they can adapt to climate change and facilitates new scientific understandings of coral evolution.