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 creating public awareness and organise local marine conservation projects. We always work together with a local non profit organisation or research organisation that has 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 lost fishing nets on coral reefs, campaigns to reduce plastic waste, creation of artificial reefs, deployment of mooring buoys, creation of No Take Zones and the protection of specific marine species.

With our projects we simultaneously strive to improve the livelihood of the local communities that depend on coral reefs (e.g. tourism, fishing). By working together with local NGOs we also generate jobs in the conservation business, creating alternative income from fisheries. We believe that without benefitting and involving the local community, effective 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 sources. This will have positive effects on the surrounding areas, the so-called spill-over effect, when part of the marine life will swim out of the protected zone once they have matured. 

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Partners & Sponsors

 

News

  • Shark & ray conservation, Kenya

    Shark & ray conservation, Kenya image

    Our executive partner Cordio East Africa started conducting awareness campaign to fishermen at Mwaembe and Mkunguni Beach Management Units on the significance of sharks in the o...

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  • Marine Protected Areas Bukti, Bali

    Marine Protected Areas Bukti, Bali image

    In June the first reef that has been declared a No Take Zone by the Bukti fishermen was demarcated with buoys. ‘Wide Reef’ is 14 hectares big and one of the three reefs the fish...

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  • Artificial reef Vipingo, Kenya

    Artificial reef Vipingo, Kenya image

    In the protected area of Vipingo coral restoration goes on. At the moment the team of our executive partner Oceans Alive Kenya is producing concrete structures to mimic the reef...

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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

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? 

WHAT IS CORAL REEF CARE DOING ABOUT IT?

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.

PUBLIC AWARENESS



HOW?

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
 

LOCAL PROJECTS



HOW?

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


WHAT IS THE ENDGAME HERE?

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!