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...

Partners in Honduras

Partners in Honduras
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank you--and best fishes for a wonderful 2015!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Fishers in Bali

Fishers in Bali
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank you--and best fishes for a wonderful 2015!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Namena Marine Reserve, Fiji

Namena Marine Reserve, Fiji
Photo from Progress Report 'Thank you--and best fishes for a wonderful 2015!' (view small | med | large | orig)

Utila Conservation Fund in Action by Lucie Brown

Utila Conservation Fund in Action by Lucie Brown
Photo from Progress Report 'Building Cohorts of Coral Advocates' (view small | med | large | orig)

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)
 
   

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