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Help Protect Our Planet's Coral Reefs!

 
$6,979
$18,021
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Coral reefs are one of the most valuable - and imperiled - ecosystems on Earth. CORAL has a proven strategy for protecting our planet's coral reefs and the communities that depend on them.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

While reefs may occupy less than 1% of the ocean, their importance cannot be overstated—their vibrant biodiversity powers ecosystem services, including fisheries, tourism, coastal protection, and medicine, which are conservatively valued globally at $400 billion per year. And yet, reefs are so threatened by unsustainable human activity that we may lose virtually all of them in the next 50 years. Fortunately, this loss is preventable, and it is preventable at a local level.

How will this project solve this problem?

We increase sustainable business practices, build alliances, secure sustainable financing for reef conservation, reduce local threats to reefs, establish effective marine protected area management, and ensure shared benefits with local communities.

Potential Long Term Impact

Teaching people how to act responsibly around coral reefs radically reduces negative impacts. CORAL reaches thousands of tourists and local stakeholders with reef education and tools to reduce threats that are endangering their existence.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $6,979
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $18,021
Total Funding Goal: $25,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

The Coral Reef Alliance

San Francisco, CA, United States
http://www.coral.org

Project Leader

Sarah Freiermuth

Asst. Director of Development
San Francisco, CA United States

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