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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.
Meet Bradley Mart, 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… 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 →
On October 5, 2021, the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) released its latest international report, detailing the status, trends, and predicted futures for the world’s coral reefs. After analyzing almost 2 million observations collected in 73 countries, one key message is abundantly clear—coral reefs are in trouble. Coral Reefs are Diminishing We’ve lost 14… Continue Reading →
From raging wildfires to melting glaciers to coral bleaching—it is clear that there is pressing urgency to face the planet’s climate and ecological emergency. After postponing last year’s event due to COVID-19, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) decided to hold its quadrennial World Conservation Congress from September 3 to 11, 2021 and commit to actions that… Continue Reading →
On September 8, 2021, it was officially announced that a comprehensive map and monitoring system of the world’s shallow water coral reefs, the Allen Coral Atlas, was completed. This tremendous effort was led by Arizona State University in collaboration with scientists, universities, private entities, and NGOs across the globe—including the Coral Reef Alliance. The tool… Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →