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Adopt a coral to act for marine biodiversity

 

From 30ā‚¬, adopt a coral and contribute to preserve and restore this unique ecosystem!

 

Adopt a coral

Blurred reef - Coral Guardian

 

How does a coral adoption work?

1 Choose the geographical location Adopt a coral for yourself or a loved one and make a concrete contribution to the restoration of endangered marine ecosystems in the Flores Sea or the Mediterranean Sea.
2 Customise your adoption certificate Customise your certificate with the name you wish! By choosing to gift the adoption of a coral, it is your recipient who will be able to customise their certificate thanks to their gift code.
3 We will send you regular news! Twice a year, you will receive a newsletter with news around your adopted coral.

For more impact, ensure the evolution of the restoration area: your coral adoption, along with an optional monthly donation from just 2ā‚¬, helps us continue to protect, restore and raise awareness on a day to day basis.

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Why restore coral ecosystems?

Biodiversity

A habitat for biodiversity

Scientists estimate that coral reefs are home to more than 25% of marine species. Corals are also at the core of the formation of other ecosystems.

Food resource

A food resource

Approximately 1 billion people live within 100 kilometres of coral reefs and are likely to benefit from their ecosystem services. 500 million people directly depend on them. Reefs can yield between 5 and 15 tonnes of fish and shellfish per square kilometre.

Coastal protection

A coastal protection

Reefs only cover 0.2% of the oceans. Yet they protect more than 150,000 kilometres of coastline in more than 100 countries and territories. They can form a barrier that absorbs wave energy and thus help reduce coastal erosion.

Economy

Of economic importance

Millions of people around the world depend on reefs for employment. According to an estimate, the total annual net benefit of the worldā€™s coral reefs is $29.8 billion.

Health

A medical future

Coral reefs also contribute to research advancements, in particular by providing interesting possibilities for the treatment of various diseases.

Biodiversity Food resource Coastal protection Economy Health
Restored reef - Coral Guardian

A habitat for biodiversity

Scientists estimate that coral reefs are home to more than 25% of marine species. Corals are also at the core of the formation of other ecosystems.

fishing - Coral Guardian

A food resource

Approximately 1 billion people live within 100 kilometres of coral reefs and are likely to benefit from their ecosystem services. 500 million people directly depend on them. Reefs can yield between 5 and 15 tonnes of fish and shellfish per square kilometre.

fishing village

A coastal protection

Reefs only cover 0.2% of the oceans. Yet they protect more than 150,000 kilometres of coastline in more than 100 countries and territories. They can form a barrier that absorbs wave energy and thus help reduce coastal erosion.

fishing - Coral Guardian

Of economic importance

Millions of people around the world depend on reefs for employment. According to an estimate, the total annual net benefit of the worldā€™s coral reefs is $29.8 billion.

scientific monitoring - Coral Guardian

A medical future

Coral reefs also contribute to research advancements, in particular by providing interesting possibilities for the treatment of various diseases.

Coral reefs are damaged due to anĀ accumulation of threats resulting from human activities. Overfishing, pollution and coastal development are at the top of theĀ list of chronic stressors. Others are dredged or sandblasted for their limestone or to improve access and navigational safety.

 

If we do not act quickly, according to some scientists,Ā corals could disappearĀ by 2050.

Our programmes so far

In the Indo-Pacific, we are restoring damaged reefs on Hatamin Island, near the fishing village of Seraya Besar, Indonesia.

 

Hatamin

47,000

corals have already been transplanted thanks to this initiative, allowing this village of 750 inhabitants to continue to make a living from fishing.

In the Mediterranean, in close collaboration with the local Coral Soul team, we are restoring damaged corals at Punta de la Mona, in the Alboran Sea in the westernmost part of the Mediterranean.

 

Spain vector

700

corals have already been restored, allowing a return of biodiversity that benefits local communities dependent on tourism and fishing.

2015
dynamite reef
2017
Coral restoration - Coral Guardian
2018
Today
Observing the return of biodiversity

Comparison of the number of fish species on a destroyed area that hasn’t been restored and on an area that has been restored since 2015.

26 30
19 50
22 70
16 81