Raising awareness to better protect and restore.
Fishing and tourism are the main sources of income for the local communities we work with. Our aim is to work with these communities to understand together the importance of coral ecosystems to them in terms of food and economic resources, and the importance of implementing sustainable activities to restore these damaged ecosystems while providing for their needs.
We develop local tools to help raise awareness among both children and adults, and among tourists and boat captains.
We believe that the more we collaborate with local communities around issues linked to coral ecosystem degradation, and the more we protect locally, the more resilient corals will be when faced with global pressures as they will be under less local pressure.
Discover our 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 an adoption certificate (or a gift code to send to a friend!) 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 from as little as 1€, this small gesture for the environment also helps support local populations as well as the follow-up and maintenance of the marine protected area.
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 Aquarium de St Malo and Aquarium de Biarritz.
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.