More than 25% of marine organisms depend on coral reefs, making them incredibly important biodiversity hotspots. Restoring degrading reefs is key to keeping marine habitats healthy and saving biodiversity.
Local communities receive income opportunities as researchers and scuba divers. Furthermore, as uninformed tourism contributes to reef destruction, education and awareness-building is an important tool in preventing further ecosystem loss.
In the Global South, we work with local partners on coral reef restoration. This includes engaging communities, using cost-effective methods, and growing robust coral fragments in nurseries. These fragments, chosen for their resilience and habitat suitability, are carefully monitored and then transplanted onto damaged reefs to promote recovery and biodiversity.
We work with projects that include social and/or environmental co-benefits.
We only support projects that provide education to local communities and tourists alike.
We only support projects that guarantee the safety of the scuba divers.
Only projects with high ethical standards and fair wages are chosen after a careful due diligence.
Only projects with an established long-term monitoring scheme are being supported.
We only choose projects, in which the reefs are being restored by science backed methods.
All our projects support SDGs and have a special focus
tailored to their region.