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...

Silhouette of a mangrove in its protective tube

Silhouette of a mangrove in its protective tube
Photo from Progress Report 'The Mangroves Are Growing!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Growing mangrove

Growing mangrove
Photo from Progress Report 'The Mangroves Are Growing!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Val (foreground) at mangrove workshop

Val (foreground) at mangrove workshop
Photo from Progress Report 'Mangrove Planting in Belize' (view small | med | large | orig)

Coral Reef Sustainable Destination Model

Coral Reef Sustainable Destination Model
CORAL promotes conservation through our Coral Reef Sustainable Destination (CRSD) approach, a holistic model that combines marine protected area (MPA) management and sustainable business operation for community benefit. The CRSD model rapidly and effectively harnesses community action as it builds a new economic reality whereby sustainable business practices and community-based conservation are linked with new opportunities, better fishing, and preserved cultural identity. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mexico Coral Reef Leadership Network training

Mexico Coral Reef Leadership Network training
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