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 activi...
Advancing Coral Reef Conservation in Indonesia
Across Indonesia, local threats like overfishing and coastal pollution undermine the ability of coral reefs to survive. Within the Lesser Sunda, Bali is a crucial island for protection because of its central location, heavy tourism, and biodiverse coral reefs. We are working with communities to build local financing systems that support management actions across each Local Marine Managment Area in Buleleng and Karangasem and will provide a template for similar systems throughout the region.
Help Protect Our Planet's Coral Reefs
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. project reportread updates from the field

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