PROJECTS

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.

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Reef restoration, Vipingo (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.

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Reef protection & restoration, West Bali

In Pemuteran in West Bali, a coral reef protection and restoration program was started in collaboration with local NGO Friends of 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.

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Reef restoration, 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.

 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Octopus Management

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

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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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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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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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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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