Our actions

Creating barriers with coral reefs, to protect them from destructive threats.

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Our approach of marine conservation

We have developed an innovative approach to coral ecosystem protection based on three pillars: conservation, awareness programs & science.

Participatory marine conservation

We work with local authorities on the ground to establish marine protected areas and restore destroyed areas.

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Awareness programs

We raise awareness among local populations and the general public on the importance of protecting corals to preserve the unique biodiversity they represent.

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Science

We collect scientific data from our areas of restoration, including the adaptation of corals to global warming.

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Our operational areas

France

Where does it take place?

Throughout France, and on a global scale, we are developing awareness programs on the importance of coral reefs.


Why is it important to act?

The ocean is responsible for more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe. Coral reefs, in turn, are home to more than 25% of the world’s marine biodiversity. Even if these ecosystems may seem far from our daily lives, we are all affected and it is vital that we protect them.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

Everyone has a role to play in protecting the ocean and its ecosystems. If everyone acts on their own, we can try to solve the ecological and social crisis we are currently going through.

Indonesia

Where does it take place?

Pulau Hatamin Coral Sanctuary in collaboration with the local NGO WES: located in the north-west of Flores, next to Komodo National Park in Indonesia; at our request, this area was officially declared “Area of Rehabilitation” in September 2019 by the Indonesian government.


Why is it important to act?

The disruption of the food chain caused by overfishing and dynamite fishing has affected the balance of local, coral ecosystems.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

Fishermen will be able to significantly help reduce pressure on marine biodiversity locally. This will result in improved living conditions for these communities through the regeneration of fish stocks.
Spain

Where does it take place?

We are collaborating with the NGO Equilibrio Marino on a project called S.O.S. Corales in the Mediterranean sea, in the region of Punta de la Mona in Spain.


Why is it important to act?

The S.O.S. Corales project responds to the problem of the degradation of the marine environment in Punta de la Mona, linked to an increase in pollution in the Mediterranean sea. The area has a very rich biodiversity: since the 1980s, the Punta de la Mona area has been declared a natural park. However, despite these protective measures, the area is threatened by human activities and the coral ecosystem are damaged. Our mission will involve a seabed clean-up, awareness-raising programs for locals and tourists, as well as actions to restore the coral ecosystems.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

By becoming the first participatory marine conservation project involving local communities in the Mediterranean sea, S.O.S. Corales could become a training centre for future coral conservation projects in the Mediterranean region.

International

Where does it take place?

The Blue Center is an initiative set up to expand Coral Guardian’s participatory marine conservation model worldwide. Anyone involved in the protection of coral reefs can apply to become part of the Blue Center program and thereby attain advice and support from Coral Guardian.


Why is it important to act?

Coral Guardian believes that, in order to have an effective social and environmental impact in today’s ecological crisis, it must urgently share its knowledge and field-based expertise to as many actors as possible.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

The Blue Center was therefore set-up to accompany project leaders to help them address environmental issues in relation to coral reefs. Solutions are available and we must act quickly to put them in place.
If you are interested or have any questions, contact us at bluecenter@coralguardian.org.
France France Indonésie Indonesia Espagne Spain World International

Where does it take place?

Throughout France, and on a global scale, we are developing awareness programs on the importance of coral reefs.


Why is it important to act?

The ocean is responsible for more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe. Coral reefs, in turn, are home to more than 25% of the world’s marine biodiversity. Even if these ecosystems may seem far from our daily lives, we are all affected and it is vital that we protect them.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

Everyone has a role to play in protecting the ocean and its ecosystems. If everyone acts on their own, we can try to solve the ecological and social crisis we are currently going through.

Where does it take place?

Pulau Hatamin Coral Sanctuary in collaboration with the local NGO WES: located in the north-west of Flores, next to Komodo National Park in Indonesia; at our request, this area was officially declared “Area of Rehabilitation” in September 2019 by the Indonesian government.


Why is it important to act?

The disruption of the food chain caused by overfishing and dynamite fishing has affected the balance of local, coral ecosystems.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

Fishermen will be able to significantly help reduce pressure on marine biodiversity locally. This will result in improved living conditions for these communities through the regeneration of fish stocks.

Where does it take place?

We are collaborating with the NGO Equilibrio Marino on a project called S.O.S. Corales in the Mediterranean sea, in the region of Punta de la Mona in Spain.


Why is it important to act?

The S.O.S. Corales project responds to the problem of the degradation of the marine environment in Punta de la Mona, linked to an increase in pollution in the Mediterranean sea. The area has a very rich biodiversity: since the 1980s, the Punta de la Mona area has been declared a natural park. However, despite these protective measures, the area is threatened by human activities and the coral ecosystem are damaged. Our mission will involve a seabed clean-up, awareness-raising programs for locals and tourists, as well as actions to restore the coral ecosystems.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

By becoming the first participatory marine conservation project involving local communities in the Mediterranean sea, S.O.S. Corales could become a training centre for future coral conservation projects in the Mediterranean region.

Where does it take place?

The Blue Center is an initiative set up to expand Coral Guardian’s participatory marine conservation model worldwide. Anyone involved in the protection of coral reefs can apply to become part of the Blue Center program and thereby attain advice and support from Coral Guardian.


Why is it important to act?

Coral Guardian believes that, in order to have an effective social and environmental impact in today’s ecological crisis, it must urgently share its knowledge and field-based expertise to as many actors as possible.


Looking ahead in terms of project evolution

The Blue Center was therefore set-up to accompany project leaders to help them address environmental issues in relation to coral reefs. Solutions are available and we must act quickly to put them in place.
If you are interested or have any questions, contact us at bluecenter@coralguardian.org.

Our other programs

2020 CORAL exhibition
2016 Nusa Penida
2014 TGFbeta Hawai'i
2013 Underwater Museum
2013 Serangan Bali
2013 Manta Reef - Gili Trawangan

The Blue Center

The Blue Center is an initiative that aims to expand Coral Guardian’s participative marine conservation model worldwide.

How does the program work?

Those wishing to take an active part in coral reef protection can apply to join the Blue Center program and benefit from Coral Guardian’s support for their project.


How will I be supported in my project?

Potential project leaders can choose between a periodic or a regular support from Coral Guardian.

Download the application form