The Time to Act Is Now
|Photo by Jeff Yonover / Indonesia|
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) and what you can do to help save coral reefs! As you know, coral reefs are critically imperiled, and there is no time to lose in our efforts to protect them. Your enthusiasm and support can make a big difference for coral reefs and coral reef communities around the world.
Here's how you can help:
1. Support CORAL's work to unite communities to save coral reefs
You've seen how effective our coral reef conservation strategies are, but our work wouldn't be possible without our many wonderful donors and supporters. Please join us!
2. Become an advocate for coral reefs
Let your elected officials know that you passionately support measures that will protect our marine ecosystems. You can stay informed about coral reef issues and how you can take action by signing up for our monthly e-newsletter, E-Current, and joining our online communities.
3. Help us spread the word about coral reef conservation
No matter who you are, you can help coral reefs by sharing your passion and knowledge with others who may be unaware of how important and threatened they are.
Are you an educator, a student, or a concerned citizen?
You'll find a wealth of information about coral reefs and coral reef conservation in our resources section.
- Learn about coral reefs »
- Learn about best practices for protecting coral reefs »
- Share videos about CORAL's work »
Are you a diver?
Informed divers can be key messengers for coral reef conservation. The more you know about threats to coral reefs and sustainable diving practices, the better prepared you will be to spread the conservation message to other divers, tourists, and tour operators.
Are you a dive instructor or marine tourism operator?
Dive instructors and tour operators are critical frontline conservationists, since you have the opportunity to teach people about sustainable marine recreation. You can help out by making sure that all of your clients know how to dive and snorkel responsibly.
4. Make coral-friendly decisions in your everyday life
You don't need to live near coral reefs to have an impact on them. The choices you make every day—including your fossil fuel and product consumption—impact coral reefs around the world.
5. Visit coral reefs responsibly
Visiting coral reefs can be a wonderful way to experience these amazing ecosystems, and even to help protect them. Please make sure that you are supporting coral-friendly businesses and acting in ways that won't damage the reefs.