Raising awareness to better protect and restore.
Raising awareness among local communities opens a door to social and economic development for villages, mainly through ecotourism and the return of marine biodiversity. We are therefore developing local awareness programs for children and adults, as well as tourists and boat captains.
Fishing is the main source of food and income for the local communities we work with. Our goal is therefore to work with these communities to help them understand the importance of coral ecosystems for fishing, and the importance of using sustainable fishing methods to keep these ecosystems alive so that they can feed their families.
We have implemented a participatory marine conservation program that allows anyone to act and contribute to protecting our ocean. This program embodies the concept that many small efforts can create a powerful network for change: Adopt a coral.
By adopting a coral, you will receive a certificate of adoption and we will transplant a coral in your name onto an area where reefs have been damaged. The cuttings always correspond to native species so as not to disturb the balance of local biodiversity. Accompanied by an optional monthly donation, this small gesture for the environment also helps support local populations as well as the maintenance of our conservation activities.
It is often difficult to raise awareness for a cause that seems far removed from our daily lives. The CORAL exhibition immerses its visitors in a world of damaged reefs, committed fishermen and restored reefs… A message that is both urgent and full of hope.
The exhibition is currently available at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco until January 2021.
We have developed a ‘raise awareness’ kit available to anyone wishing to make people aware of the importance of coral reefs and the dangers they face. The kit includes a quiz of 8 questions and answers, a speech already written out for you, a fact sheet on corals and restoration techniques, videos, as well as various tools to help you give a small presentation. So far, the kit has been used by people of all ages in schools, diving centers, youth hostels and companies. Contact us to find out more!
We support the skipper Lomano Takasi in his MOANA project: a mythical race for the Mini-Transat 2021 as well as a Trans-Pacifika in 2022. We are assisting Lomano in the development of an awareness kit on the importance of coral reefs, which he will use to raise awareness in schools on islands in the Pacific. Coral Guardian and Lomano share the motivation to champion the cause of coral reefs in the Pacific by proposing realistic and optimistic solutions.