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Millions of people and species of wildlife depend on coral reefs. While climate change threatens their future, science shows that corals can adapt and survive if we keep them healthy.
Cutting-edge Science. Community Engagement.
For nearly 30 years, we have combined cutting-edge science and community engagement to reduce direct threats to reefs and to promote scalable and effective solutions for their protection.
Impact Globally, Regionally, & Locally
We employ a variety of conservation approaches and engage diverse communities around the world to save coral reefs.
It Can Happen
Coral reefs can adapt to climate change. If together we take the right actions, they can evolve and thrive for generations to come.
Meet Andrea Rivera-Sosa
CORAL’s Project and Outreach Manager, Andrea Rivera-Sosa is tasked with uniting a global network of scientists who can get into the water to confirm bleaching events detected by satellites.
On July 28, CORAL hosted its first fundraising event since the start of the pandemic. The event was in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and served as an opportunity for guests to enjoy a night of music and learn about coral reef conservation on the Hawaiian Islands. Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro performed a series of inspiring songs, while… Continue Reading →
Here at CORAL, summer travel is in full swing. During recent weeks, our staff from around the world have amplified CORAL’s mission to save coral reefs by taking part in various conservation events. We believe it’s vital to collaborate with organizations and leaders in science and conservation to enhance our work, share knowledge, and ultimately… Continue Reading →
Infused with natural, sustainably-sourced ingredients, Josie Maran’s beauty products are designed to provide total care for your skin—while also giving back to our planet. Along with an “Earth-first” philosophy, recycling program, and ethical practices, the company is dedicated to saving some of the planet’s most valuable ecosystems: coral reefs. Last year Josie Maran teamed up… Continue Reading →
It’s time to give a warm welcome to CORAL’s new Executive Director: Heather Starck. In addition to more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit conservation management, Starck brings both a background in marine biology and an incredible enthusiasm for CORAL’s mission to save the world’s coral reefs. Prior to CORAL, Starck served as the… Continue Reading →
There’s no question about it—the ocean inspires us. It inspires us to protect its unique and diverse underwater creatures. It inspires us to support the millions of people that rely on the ocean’s food, medicines, and economic opportunities. And it inspires us to continue believing in the strength and reliance of the ocean’s coral reef… Continue Reading →
By: Ben Charo, Conservation Science Program Coordinator If we don’t curb greenhouse gas emissions and slow the warming of our oceans, 99% of the world’s coral reefs are predicted to be gone by the end of this century. Indeed, reefs are already in serious decline. So it might surprise you to hear that within the… Continue Reading →
Today’s decision by the Supreme Court on West Virginia v. EPA is a threat to coral reefs and the people who depend on them. Read our full statement from Dr. Helen Fox, Conservation Science Director of the Coral Reef Alliance, on the Supreme Court’s ruling.
CORAL’s Regional Program Director for Mesoamerica, Tanya Amaya, was selected to be one of the 13 ambassadors to serve in a new and selective global ambassador program led by our partner, Panorama. The initiative provides CORAL with an opportunity to share, promote, and help implement replicable solutions for coral reef conservation on a larger scale. … Continue Reading →
From Oakland to Maui to Cozumel to Roatan, CORAL is truly spread throughout the world with staff that are working together to save coral reefs. We started a transition to a fully remote workplace in 2020, and since then CORAL has been able to utilize a wider pool of talented staff members and provide a… Continue Reading →
Coral Restoration Likely Won’t Be Enough to Save Coral Reefs. That’s Why We Focus on Reducing Marine Threats
Why don’t we focus on coral restoration? It’s a question we, at CORAL, have been asked time and time again. We address overfishing, minimize water pollution, support local communities, monitor coral bleaching, and lead cutting-edge research on coral adaptation to climate change…but we don’t generally work on coral restoration projects. Our decision comes down to… Continue Reading →