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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.
From Oakland to Maui to Cozumel to Roatan, CORAL is truly spread throughout the world with staff that are working together to save coral reefs. We started a transition to a fully remote workplace in 2020, and since then CORAL has been able to utilize a wider pool of talented staff members and provide a… Continue Reading →
Coral Restoration Likely Won’t Be Enough to Save Coral Reefs. That’s Why We Focus on Reducing Marine Threats
Why don’t we focus on coral restoration? It’s a question we, at CORAL, have been asked time and time again. We address overfishing, minimize water pollution, support local communities, monitor coral bleaching, and lead cutting-edge research on coral adaptation to climate change…but we don’t generally work on coral restoration projects. Our decision comes down to… Continue Reading →
Ready to add your own creative spin to a CORAL t-shirt? CORAL is looking for participants, of all ages and abilities, to submit up to three original designs that are inspired by the beautiful ocean. We’ve teamed up with some of our favorite celebrity judges who will decide on the top t-shirt. The winning design will… Continue Reading →
Do you smell that? It’s the stench of rotting eggs…lingering for half a mile inland from the Caribbean shoreline. It’s a stinky reality of this year’s sargassum bloom, or in other words, the overload of seaweed that is washing up on beaches in parts of Mexico, Honduras, Belize, and other nearby areas. What is Sargassum?… Continue Reading →
GILI Sports offers an opportunity to experience the ocean from an entirely new perspective. The adventure sports company produces inflatable stand up paddle boards, while simultaneously raising awareness about ocean threats and investing in marine conservation projects. In 2020, GILI Sports partnered with CORAL and generously donated to our programs that focus on protecting coral… Continue Reading →
Another widespread bleaching event has begun, and all eyes are focused on the Great Barrier Reef. This is the sixth mass bleaching event impacting Australia’s famous reefs and is driven largely by the planet’s rising ocean temperatures. In recent weeks, field scientists and marine park authorities have reported signs of minor to severe bleaching on… Continue Reading →
Sandy white beaches, turquoise waters, and vibrant coral reefs—it’s the type of travel destination that many of us dream of. Vacation season is quickly approaching and soon, millions of eager tourists will pack their bags and flock to some of the world’s most beautiful, sought-after destinations. But increased popularity means many of the natural resources… Continue Reading →
Dear CORAL Friends, When I first started working at CORAL over 10 years ago, I knew immediately that it was an organization full of passion, dedication, and commitment. Throughout my time here, that initial impression has held steady: our staff works tirelessly every single day to support the local communities that depend on coral reefs,… Continue Reading →
Uncover the mystery of the underwater world! From color-changing octopuses to graceful jellyfish to reef-building corals, we are always mesmerized by the vast and diverse species that occupy the ocean. But how much do you really know about your favorite marine animals? Take our quiz and find out! … Continue Reading →
Thank you for protecting coral reefs in 2021, and playing a pivotal role in improving ocean conditions and giving these vital ecosystems a fighting chance against climate change. We have really appreciated your generous donations, which have kept coral reefs thriving and allowed us to respond to situations that threaten their health. In the past… Continue Reading →