What we do

Coral Reef Care (CRC) is a Dutch foundation that’s mission is the conservation and protection of marine ecosystems, in particular coral reefs.

Our work consists of initiating and organizing reef conservation projects and creating public awareness on the importance of coral reefs and their threats. We work together with local non profit organizations or research organizations that have proven durability and effectiveness over the years. This collaboration can result in a wide variety of activities such as the restoration of damaged reefs, removal of ghost nets, campaigns to reduce plastic waste, creation of artificial reefs, creation of No Take Zones and the protection of specific marine species.

With our conservation projects we simultaneously strive to improve the livelihood of the local communities that depend on coral reefs. By working together with the local community we generate jobs in the conservation business. A healthier reef can also increase tourism, thus creating alternative income from fisheries. We believe that without involving and benefitting the local community, effective conservation projects are not feasible.

One of Coral Reef Care’s main goals is to set up more MPAs (Marine Protected Areas). Around 16% of the world’s land area is protected. By contrast, less than 3% of the world’s oceans is seriously protected although 70% of the world is covered with water. By actively protecting a large area under the right circumstances, an ecosystem has better chances to recover. The protected area offers refuge, breeding grounds and food. This will have positive effects on the surrounding areas i.e. the so-called spill-over effect, when part of the marine life will swim out of the protected zone once they have matured.

About the founder

Partners & Sponsors


  • Stability artificial reefs

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    In June Sytze Veenland presented his Bachelor thesis Civil Engineering at the University of Delft. It is the 1st part in our research on stability of artificial reefs. The thesis f...

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  • Shark&Ray protection

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    Education is key in conservation. With our partner Bahari Hai we carry out a Shark & ray conservation project in Kenya. Children, fishermen, government officials and the genera...

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  • instruction videos

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    You can now watch our 7 Coral Reef Restoration instruction videos via our website. The videos explain all aspects of our restoration process, from finding suitable restoration area...

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Coral reefs are threatened and disappearing in vast numbers all over the world. 
Check this page Threats

The end of coral reefs basically means the end of the most important marine ecosystem and all the marine life that depends on it. More than 25% of all marine species lives in and around coral reefs

Check this page Why are corals important? 



Our mission is the conservation and protection of world’s marine ecosystems. There are 2 pillars: creating public awareness and initiating and supporting local projects.

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In different ways, here are 3 of them:


Through social media and our website


Presentations on schools, to fishermen and local communities


Our coverage worldwide gives us a wide angle 

how you can help

Please help us to spread the
message, share our posts on social media
and check our facts and tips




In 3 different ways:


We initiate and sponsor community-based conservation initiatives. We train our local partners in coral reef conservation and keep involved in the project as advisor and sponsor


We share our knowledge with colleagues working on similar projects, and we promote research 


We give the projects coverage in media and get the story out there 

how you can HELP

Please check our
page Donate to see how you
can support our projects

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The conservation and protection of world's marine ecosystems is crucial for their survival but also essential for mankind as a whole. Without our help coral reefs can not survive.
Coral Reef Care is determined to help as long as it takes. 
So no quick win, we are here for the long run!