Socio-ecological management of coral reefs: linking practice and research

  Why is monitoring important for conservation projects? Conservation and restoration projects are usually born and guided by objectives set at the early stages, which can consider [...]


A dynamic symbiosis adapting to changes – when nature resists upheaval

  Symbiosis is a fascinating biological principle, showing the interdependence of living beings between them. In the face of climate change, these relationships are being altered and once [...]


Underwater symphony as a marker of good health

  Underwater symphony as a marker of good health: how sound can be used to restore biodiversity in coral reefs  It is not a mystery anymore: human activities are causing environmental stress [...]


The feeding habits of reef-building coral Mussismilia hispida

  Autotrophy VS Heterotrophy An autotrophic organism is able to synthesize its own organic matter from inorganic mineral elements. If it uses the light energy of photosynthesis, it is called [...]


Coral reef recruitment on the Great Barrier Reef affected by global warming

During the last global bleaching event (2014-2017), portrayed as the most spectacular in terms of intensity, duration and extent, the Great Barrier Reef lost more than 50% of its reefs. [...]


Coral adaptation to climate change

Les vagues de chaleurs océaniques sont de plus en plus rapprochées. Sur les deux dernières décennies, nous en comptons 4 ! Malheureusement, les années 2016 et 2017 ont été brutales pour les [...]


How rat density alters coral reef productivity

In tropical areas, the invasive rats decimate seabird populations. These latter play a key role in the functioning of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, such as coral reefs. Climate change and [...]


Ten Things YOU CAN DO to Help Save CORAL REEFS

For the recently launched International Year of the Reef, the International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) is urging its members and all others interested in or concerned about coral reefs, to [...]


A look back at the incredible results of 2017!

In 2017, thanks to all our supporters, we achieved incredible results. We saved about 26,000 corals, provided employment to 15 people in Indonesia and 5 people in France, created the 629 hectare [...]


Focus on IMPAC4: the International Congress on Marine Protected Areas

IMPAC4 is the international congress on Marine Protected Areas which brings together all the specialists of the marine environment. Coral Guardian was present to share his experience in [...]

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