Adopt a reef and act for marine biodiversity

Join our mission to help protect coral reefs, and for local communities that depend on them. Adopt your own reef!

How does a reef adoption work?

1 Name your reef Adopt a reef for yourself or for a loved one and give it a name! By choosing to adopt a reef as a gift, it is your recipient who will be able to choose the name of their coral thanks to their gift code.
2 Receive your adoption certificate With a picture, the name you gave your reef, a picture of our team who will transplant it for you and for your loved one, and its GPS location.
3 We will transplant it for you We will transplant your reef onto our restoration area and bring the ecosystem back to life thanks to you!

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

Donate monthly

Your reef adoption certificate

Receive your reef adoption certificate by email.

Frame it or share it on social media!

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WHY RESTORE REEF 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. 330 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 world’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 coral 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. 330 million people directly depend on them. Reefs can yield between 5 and 15 tonnes of fish and shellfish per square kilometre.

Hatamin island from above - Coral Guardian

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.

Fisherman - 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 world’s coral reefs is $29.8 billion.

Science - 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 an accumulation of threats resulting from human activities. Overfishing, pollution and coastal development are at the top of the 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, corals could disappear by 2050.

Our Adopt a reef programme so far

2015 2017 2018 Today
Observing the return of biodiversity

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

26 30
19 50
22 70
16 81