Coral reforestation Zanzibar
All over the world, increasingly more coral reefs suffer from severe coral mortality. An estimated 40-50% has died over the last 30 years. One of our challenges therefore is restoring existing and creating new reefs.
The Galapagos islands are one of the most fragile marine ecosystems in the world. It has an unmatched biological diversity, and a staggering amount of endemic species.
If dive/snorkel operators and fishing vessels anchor their boats, coral formations can be damaged. It’s estimated that on a frequently used site an anchor can impact an average of 7,1% of the coral on that site. We install buoys to facilitate the mooring of boats instead of anchoring.
Coral Reef Care has supported projects in Dahab (Egypt-Sinaï) where signboards are placed at diving-, snorkel- and swimming sites. These signs indicate an ’easy entry’ and the ’do’s and don’ts’ of diving.
On many Tanzanian islands the octopus is overfished. From 2017 we started to protect this very intelligent animal.
Protection Of Maziwe Island
The region around Maziwe island (Tanzania) has a pristine and healthy reef system and is an official no fishing zone. By marking the area with 7 buoys it becomes easier to enforce regulations in the park.
Coral reforestation Kenya
In October 2019 we started the first coral farm in Kenya, at the village of Vipingo (Kuruwitu). We teamed up with Oceans Alive Kenya and Kuruwitu Conservation and Welfare Ass that has founded the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA). In the LMMA 30 hectares is a non fishing or No Take Zone in which we set up the coral farm.
Through different media, campaigns and presentations Coral Reef Care wants to create awareness for marine issues. The ultimate goal is to initiate change with the public, politics and businesses. Everyone can make a contribution in his or her own way to stop the deterioration of our oceans and reefs.
No Take Zones on sea
Installing more long term Marine Protected Areas with no fishing and sometimes even limited or no tourism is a necessity. Without it the oceans and the reefs can't recover from the poor state many of them are at the moment.