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Millions of people and species of wildlife depend on coral reefs. While climate change threatens their future, science shows that corals can adapt and survive if we keep them healthy.
Cutting-edge Science. Community Engagement.
For nearly 30 years, we have combined cutting-edge science and community engagement to reduce direct threats to reefs and to promote scalable and effective solutions for their protection.
Impact Globally, Regionally, & Locally
We employ a variety of conservation approaches and engage diverse communities around the world to save coral reefs.
It Can Happen
Coral reefs can adapt to climate change. If together we take the right actions, they can evolve and thrive for generations to come.
Meet Manuel Mejia
For our Hawai’i Regional Program Director, Manuel Mejia, protecting coral reefs is about more than just the corals. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with him and dive in to this passion a little more.
Erica Perez, CORAL’s Senior Program Manager on Hawai’i Island, just wrapped up her time as a mentor during the new Wastewater Pollution course led by our partner the Reef Resilience Network (RRN). Perez played an active role in helping students understand the threats of wastewater pollution on coral reefs and implement effective strategies to mitigate… Continue Reading →
Local Scientists Find New Coral Reefs in Trujillo, Honduras. Here’s What That Could Mean for Mesoamerica
Local scientists from CORAL and the Healthy Reefs Initiative (HRI) made an exciting, new discovery during this year’s coral reef monitoring in Trujillo, Honduras. With the help of nearby fishers, they found multiple sites of new coral reefs that have not previously been monitored or studied by the local scientific community. For a while, local… Continue Reading →
This month, our team welcomes Heidi Myers as the new Director of Finance and Operations for CORAL. Along with a love for the ocean, Myers brings more than 25 years of financial and operational experience in multiple sectors. She has dedicated recent years to NGO projects in both Haiti and Uganda, and is now excited… Continue Reading →
This December, Jenny Myton stepped into a new role as Conservation Program Director, now supervising all of our programs worldwide. Her vision, extensive knowledge, and long-term experience working in coral reef conservation, make her the perfect candidate for this position. Myton has been in the CORAL family since 2008 and has been an essential part… Continue Reading →
Meet Jackson, one of CORAL’s youngest donors. He held a lemonade stand in his hometown and donated the proceeds to save coral reefs. Learn why Jackson gives back to our alliance. Q: What motivates you to give to CORAL? A: So that I can raise money to help save the coral reefs. Q: Excites you… Continue Reading →
Meet Bradley, a CORAL donor since 1998. Learn why he gives back to our alliance. Q: What motivates you to give to CORAL? A: The future of our reef ecosystems is vital to the sustainability of our planet. Every ecosystem has its nursery. Coral reefs are the ocean’s nursery. Q: What excites you about CORAL’s… Continue Reading →
Imagine a world full of healthy, colorful coral reefs. No pollution, no bleaching, no extraction…just reefs in their purest, cleanest, and most natural state. This is what artist Nikolina Kovalenko sees as she masterfully paints a euphoric underwater world of untouched corals in her latest series “Utopian Reefscapes,” on display at Caldwell Gallery Hudson in… Continue Reading →
Tela Bay, Honduras—Recent monitoring data collected from Los Micos Lagoon demonstrated a 483 percent increase in fish biomass after a closed fishing season in 2021, signifying both higher quantities and larger sizes of fish. Likewise, it showed an increase in diversity of species and trophic levels. Los Micos Lagoon often suffers from overfishing, impacting populations… Continue Reading →
By Madhavi Colton, Ph.D.; Helen Fox, Ph.D.; Lisa McManus, Ph.D.; and Malin Pinsky, Ph.D. The trends are clear: around the world, coral reefs are dying. Just a few weeks ago we learned that we lost 14% of the world’s coral reefs in just 10 years, and that the primary driver of this decline is climate… Continue Reading →
It’s October, a time when eerie legends come alive and the world’s most frightening monsters are out to play. But among the goblins, ghosts, and creepy clowns, here at CORAL, there’s a different type of beast that truly spooks us—climate change. Sure, climate change doesn’t look like a typical monster. It doesn’t have fangs like… Continue Reading →