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...

Jenny conducting a workshop for govt officials

Jenny conducting a workshop for govt officials
Photo from Progress Report 'Honduras Embraces Its Reefs' (view small | med | large | orig)

CORAL staff documenting the beautiful reefs

CORAL staff documenting the beautiful reefs
Photo from Progress Report 'Honduras Embraces Its Reefs' (view small | med | large | orig)

A beautiful--and now protected--hammerhead shark

A beautiful--and now protected--hammerhead shark
Photo from Progress Report 'Saving Sharks to Save Reefs' (view small | med | large | orig)

Lionfish - beautiful and delicious!

Lionfish - beautiful and delicious!
Photo from Progress Report 'Invasive Lionfish, Repurposed' (view small | med | large | orig)

Preparing lionfish for eating

Preparing lionfish for eating
Photo from Progress Report 'Invasive Lionfish, Repurposed' (view small | med | large | orig)
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