Despite a growing awareness of environmental issues, many people still don’t realize how urgent it is to protect coral reefs today. Research proves that we only have 5 to 7 years in which to make significant changes in our behavior if we want reefs to survive.
Coral reefs in 93 countries have been damaged or destroyed by human activities, which is why CORAL is dedicated to spreading the word through outreach initiatives. Together we can build a strong community for real change. Become a member, sign up to receive our monthly newsletter, and join us in this important fight!
Our quarterly print newsletter contains human-interest stories from our field locations, updates on environmental legislation, profiles of CORAL partners, information about coral reef conservation efforts, and much more. Become a member of CORAL today and you’ll receive a free copy of the newsletter four times a year. Become a member of CORAL today »
Our online newsletter delivers the latest news about CORAL’s conservation programs and our underwater photo contest to your e-mail in-box every month. With links to relevant articles and beautiful coral reef photographs, E-Current is the easiest way to stay in touch with CORAL’s ongoing project work. Subscribe to E-Current today—it’s free—and you’ll receive the online newsletter twelve times a year. Subscribe to E-Current »
Every year CORAL gathers the most stunning underwater photographs from its extensive photo collection to produce a glossy, full-color wall calendar available exclusively to our supporters. Featuring colorful coral landscapes, amazing coral reef critters, and photo highlights from CORAL’s field work, the calendar is eagerly anticipated by our membership each year. Become a member of CORAL today to receive a copy of the calendar. We send them to supporters between September and December for the following year. Learn more »
Like most nonprofit organizations, CORAL produces an annual report to let our supporters know how much we’ve accomplished in the previous year. Filled with images and stories from the field, the 2008 annual report brings the personal side of conservation to light. Read it now »
International Year of the Reef
As a founding member of the International Coral Reef Action Network, CORAL was a collaborator in the first International Year of the Reef (IYOR) in 1997. For that event, CORAL hosted online support for event organizers, sponsored a traveling coral reef photo exhibit, and established the first Bonaire Dive Festival.
CORAL was proud to be an official Friend of IYOR for 2008. This worldwide campaign sought to raise awareness about the importance of coral reefs and motivated action to protect them. CORAL returned to Bonaire to rekindle the IYOR spirit and reach out to new audiences with the message that we can save coral reefs. The first IYOR carried a grave message about the future of our reefs, but today we have the tools to take action. Learn more »
Our resources section contains a wealth of information and educational materials for people interested in learning more about coral reefs, conservation, or advocacy. Featuring links to CORAL’s issue guides, best practices, and photography collection, plus maps, searchable databases, links to scientific studies, tips for sustainable living, and much more, the resources section is a virtual portal to all things coral. Visit our resources section now »
The Respecting Coral Reefs sign project was designed to educate locals and tourists who visit popular coral reef locations around Maui about proper reef etiquette. Composed of informative tips and colorful photographs, the interpretive signs are “adopted” by local businesses that fund the creation and installation of the signs. Learn more »