In the Lab
Coral Vita restores threatened reefs by growing resilient corals and transplanting them into degraded sites.
Over half a billion people rely on coral reefs for food, coastal protection, and income. But reefs are rapidly dying due to climate change, pollution, and overfishing. By establishing a global network of land-based farms to grow corals resilient to changing conditions, Coral Vita helps protect the communities, industries, and nations that depend on healthy reefs.
In the Water
Corals for Conservation (C4C) addresses poverty-driven coral reef decline by developing sustainable, community-appropriate enterprises designed to shift the burden away from over-used and depleted fisheries resources. C4C promotes "coral gardeners" as new profession for resorts, providing employment and added value to the industry while contributing to coral reef conservation and restoration. They recognize that if people and industry are major parts of the problem then they are also major parts of the solution.
Fragments of Hope is a community based organization located on the Placencia Peninsula in Belize. Our focus is the restoration of coral reef habitats and advocacy for the sustainable management of associated habitats. Coral restoration efforts in Belize are conducted by trained fishers and tour guides, and Fragments of Hope works closely with regulatory agencies, including the Belize Fisheries Department.