Help Protect Our Planet's Coral Reefs

by The Coral Reef Alliance

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.
$25,000
total goal
$13,951
remaining
129
donors
1
monthly donor
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.coral.org
Videos Describing Who We Are and What We Do
Guides and Best Practices
About Coral Reefs

Organization Information

The Coral Reef Alliance

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.coral.org
Project Leader:
Sarah Freiermuth
Marketing & Communications Director
San Francisco, CA United States
$11,049 raised of $25,000 goal
 
197 donations
$13,951 to go
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