This spring brings a new version of CORAL's Annual Report, entitled Coral Reefs Forever. Filled with stunning underwater photos, it outlines CORAL's five-year plan to expand into 17 centers of excellence from which the knowledge and skills of successful coral reef conservation will be spread to neighboring communities. If you are a donor, look for a copy of Coral Reefs Forever in a mailbox near you, or check our website www.coral.org/annualreport for the online version.
As we continue celebrating the International Year of the Reef, I invite you to join CORAL in spreading the word about coral reef conservation at one of these upcoming events:
Our friend, artist Jerry Vendetti, will be the featured speaker at the San Diego Indie Music Fest on March 29. Jerry will be speaking on the main stage of the festival about the many threats facing coral reefs and the urgent need to protect them.
On March 26, CORAL Board Member, Dr. Rod Fujita will be giving a free presentation in Boulder, CO about the critical issues surrounding coral reef conservation, followed by a reception at the Boulder City Club. For more information, see the article below.
If geography prevents you from attending either of these events, visit the official IYOR website to find other ways to get involved in the International Year of the Reef 2008.
Brian Huse, Executive Director
Too Precious To Wear Campaign Prompts Poignant Response
Last month, CORAL's Director of Programs, Rick MacPherson, received an unmarked package with no return address. Inside were a coral necklace and an anonymous letter written in response to a post on Rick's blog about SeaWeb's Too Precious To Wear campaign.
Use Your Cell Phone to Save Coral Reefs
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CORAL Board Member, Dr. Rod Fujita, Gives Free Presentation in Boulder, CO
Join Dr. Rod Fujita in for an engaging discussion of the critical issues surrounding coral reef conservation and learn how you can take action to save this vibrant and endangered ecosystem.
CORAL Workshop and Microgrant Result in Cozumel Educational Reef Video
CORAL is proud to have supported the production of a short video created as part of a public awareness campaign in Cozumel, Mexico. Watch a mermaid explain the ecological services that coral reefs provide in this video being shown on local television and soon in theatres.
Join the CORAL Team in San Francisco
CORAL is looking for a Communications Associate and a Web Intern. Click here for more details.
Coral Reefs In The News
The Next Ocean
Source: Science News
Grief On The Reef
Corals Kick Out Housemates That Can't Stand The Heat
Source: New Scientist Environment
Fast-Growing Corals Key To Caribbean Reef-Study
Source: Reuters UK
Belize's Coral Reef Is Gorgeous But Threatened
Source: USA Today