Projects

We are active in the fight against destruction of marine ecosystems by creating public awareness and by initiating new and supporting existing local conservation projects. Our work consists of creating artificial reefs, removing lost fishing nets on coral reefs, awareness campaigns, protection of specific marine species, protection of existing and creation of new wildlife reserves.

All projects are community-based. Through our work local jobs are created and fish populations can increase again. We believe that without benefitting and involving the local community, efficient projects are not feasible.

At this moment we have several on-going conservation projects on different islands on the coast of Tanzania e.g Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia Island, Pangani, Mnemba. Together with our partner Marine Cultures we started these projects in 2013.

Read through our projects if you are interested, if you have questions don’t hesitate to contact us at projects@coralreefcare.com 

Coral farming and reforestation

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.

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Galapagos

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.

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Our Buoys

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.

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Sinaï (Egypt)

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.

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Octopus Management

On many Tanzanian islands the octopus is overfished. From 2017 we started to protect this very intelligent animal. 

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Awareness campaigns

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.

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No Take Zones on sea

On Zanzibar awareness campaigns by us and by other NGOs in the past have led to the understanding with a great part of the fishermen that leaving an area on the reef unfished for a while, marine life will recover and fish stocks will increase.

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