Threatened by destructive human impacts and climate change, coral reefs are facing tough times. If we don’t act now, we will see the disappearance of coral reefs in our lifetime.
We are a group of leading scientists, NGOs and influential partners, working in collaboration with governments and communities to safeguard reefs, food security, and livelihoods against climate change.
Combining the latest science with emerging innovations in nature-based solutions and a strategic, collaborative approach, we are leading a worldwide coral reef revival.
Half of all tropical reefs have disappeared in the last century. We are on course to lose up to 90% by 2050 and all coral reefs by the end of the century.
We're not trying to save all coral reefs. What makes our approach unique is we’re targeting locations where climate variables are least impactful, focusing resources to solve local threats and support a strategic regeneration of coral reefs.
Around 70% of climate-resilient coral reefs can be found in just 7 countries. On the map, you can see the percentage distribution among the countries.
They have the potential to give us a foothold in the recovery of coral reefs, which could lead to regeneration on a global scale.
By 2030, we expect 70% of the world’s climate-resilient coral reefs to be safeguarded, bringing important spawning areas and nursery sites for reef fish under official protection.
By 2030, we expect to see a major diversification in skills and livelihood opportunities in coastal communities, along with educational opportunities, improved food security and financial literacy.