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 organising reef conservation projects and creating public awareness on the importance of coral reefs and the human impact on them. We work together with local non profit organisations or research organisations 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 lost fishing nets on coral reefs, 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. 

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News

  • Shark protection

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    The EU is in the top 5 of shark fin traders in the world. Something the EU members must be extremely embarrassed about and a ban on the trade is critical. StopfinningEU has star...

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  • Training Kinuni, Kenya

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    At Kinuni coast (near the village of Vipingo, Kenya) the second training of the coral restoration team has successfully ended. The team of our executive partner Oceans Alive Ken...

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  • Coral conservation Bali

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    The first structures for the artificial reefs in Jemeluk have been deployed (Amed area). Soon we can transplant coral fragments on the structures to accelerate coral growth. In ...

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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!