The Coral Reef Alliance

Healthy coral reefs are some of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on the planet. Nearly a billion people live near coral reefs, with many relying on reefs for food, coastal protection from storms and erosion, and income from fishing, recreation, and tourism*. At a global scale, coral reefs have enormous intrinsic value as the ocean's richest biodiversity hotspot. In addition, coral reef biodiversity is increasingly becoming a primary source for the biological compounds used to develop new medicines. Yet coral reefs also represent one of the most imperiled biomes on the planet. An estimated 60 percent of the world's reefs are under immediate and direct threat from local activities suc...

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa and Liz Foote

Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa and Liz Foote
Photo from Progress Report '"Snorkel Tours" Help Inform Local Leaders' (view small | med | large | orig)

CITES workshop participants (Angelo Villagomez)

CITES workshop participants (Angelo Villagomez)
Photo from Progress Report 'Preparing the Pacific for CITES Shark Protections' (view small | med | large | orig)

CORAL's Hawaii Water Guide

CORAL's Hawaii Water Guide
Photo from Progress Report 'CORAL's New Water Use Guide in Circulation' (view small | med | large | orig)

Amed dive tag generates money for conservation

Amed dive tag generates money for conservation
Photo from Progress Report 'News from the Reef--Indonesia' (view small | med | large | orig)

Fish on the way to market

Fish on the way to market
Photo from Progress Report 'News from the Reef--Indonesia' (view small | med | large | orig)
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