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 organize local marine conservation projects. This results in a wide variety of activities like creating artificial reefs, removing lost fishing nets on coral reefs, campaigns to reduce plastic waste, installing mooring buoys, creating No Take Zones, protection of specific marine species, etc.

With our projects we simultaneously strive to improve the livelihood of the local people that depend on coral reefs (e.g. tourism, fishing). By working together with local NGOs we also generate jobs in the conservation business. We believe that without benefitting and involving the local community, effective projects are not feasible.

One of Coral Reef Care’s long term missions is to set up more MPAs (Marine Protected Areas). Around 12% of the world’s land area is protected. By contrast, less than 1% of the world’s oceans is protected although 70% of the world is covered with water. 

By actively protecting a large area under the right circumstances, an ecosystem can recover. This will also have positive effects on the surrounding areas where marine life can profit from the nearby shelter, breeding grounds and food sources. The search for investors, collaboration with other NGOs and government, lobbies, and the search for adequate areas for MPAs are a few of the tasks we have set for ourselves.

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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?

Corals are under threat and dying in vast numbers all over the world. And it is mainly because of us!
Check this page Threats

OK, AND WHY DOES THAT AFFECT ME?

Well, the end of coral reefs basically means the end of the most important ecosystem in our oceans and all the marine life that depends on it. But there is much more to it than that..

aND WHY DOES THAT AFFECT ME? 

Check this page Why are corals important? to see why! You will be blown away

WOW, OK, WHAT IS CORAL REEF CARE DOING ABOUT IT?

We are glad you ask!

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 

CAN I HELP?

Yes! We would love you to help us spread the
message, share our posts on social media
and please check our facts and tips
 

LOCAL PROJECTS



HOW?

In 3 different ways:

We invest in equipment and labour

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 

CAN I HELP?

That would be lovely! 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 help important ecosystems like coral reefs will not survive.
Coral Reef Care is determent to help as long as it takes. 
So no quick win, we are here for the long run!