Find here the various projects we are currently running and projects we have completed.
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.
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.
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.
Shark & Ray conservation 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.
Indonesia -Coral Triangle
The 'Coral Triangle' is the most biodiverse marine area in the world. It comprises the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and the Solomon islands. It has always been CRC's objective to set up projects in this area. Not only for the ecological importance but also to share our experience on coral restoration and learn from the many conservation initiatives in this area.
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.
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.