Find here the various projects we are currently running and projects we have completed.
Reef protection & restoration, Bukti (Bali)
A responsible and proud Balinese community started to protect and conserve the local reef ecosystems of Bukti. Plans are made to establish a Locally Managed Marine Area. Coral Reef Care is proud to be part of the effort, to advice and to sponsor the project.
Reef restoration, Kinuni (Kenya)
In October 2019 we started the first coral farm in Kenya, near the village of Vipingo (Kuruwitu). We teamed up with Oceans Alive Kenya to conserve the pristine coral reefs in the Locally Managed Marine Area (LMMA). In the LMMA 30 hectares is a non fishing or No Take Zone in which we build a coral farm.
Reef restoration, East Bali
A first reef restoration project in the Amed area in Bali was initiated beginning of 2021. Our plan is to work longterm with various local communities to restore reefs in this marine protected area.
Reef protection & restoration, West Bali
In Pemuteran in West Bali, a coral reef protection and restoration program was started in collaboration with Sahabat Alam Pemuteran in May 2021. We will first focus on 3 reefs that we see most urgent to restore. The fishing community is keen to cooperate and declared the restoration areas as No Fishing Zones.
Fish gear exchange Kenya
In Mida Creek in Watamu we teamed up with Bahari Hai to set up awareness campaigns with the fishermen and implement a fish gear exchange program. We want to decrease the catch of juvenile fish and turtles.
Indonesia - Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat in West Papua is one of the the most biodiverse marine areas in the world. Coral Reef Care's objective is to set up projects in this area in 2021/2022.
Shark & ray protection, Kenya
Sharks and rays are at risk worldwide because they are over-targeted in fishing, either as intended catch or as by-catch. Sharks are caught often for their fins for shark fin soup. So-called 'shark finning' is the gruesome act of cutting the fins off of a shark while often be alive during the ordeal. The valuable fins are sold and the shark often discarded like trash, dying a slow death.
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.
No Take Zones on sea
Establishing more Marine Protected Areas with no fishing and limited or no tourism has become a necessity. Without it the oceans and the reefs can't recover from the poor state many of them are in at the moment.
On many Tanzanian islands the octopus is overfished. From 2017 we started supporting projects to protect this very intelligent animal.
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.
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.
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.
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.