“Working with people around the world — from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians — the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) unites communities to save coral reefs.”

Coral Reef Alliance

Originally founded in 1994 to galvanize the dive community around conservation, CORAL has grown from a small, grassroots alliance into a world-renowned organization with a history of successfully working with local communities in coral reef regions around the world to protect their coral reefs. They believe that for conservation to be durable, their interventions must be aligned with the social, cultural and economic needs of each community and that local leaders must be empowered to lead the effort. Now, they’re honing their strategies and tools to ensure that they benefit new places and new people.


Throughout their work, they rely on the following strategies:

  • Using science to inform solutions
  • Building partnerships with stakeholders
  • Creating win-wins for communities and conservation
  • Ensuring that policies support conservation
  • Establishing effective and sustainable local management systems

Coral Reef Alliance at a glance:


  • Hawai’i
  • Fiji
  • Indonesia
  • Mesoamerican Region

Date of Foundation: 1994

Main Focus:

  • Healthy Fisheries for Reefs
  • Clean Water for Reefs
  • Intact Reef Ecosystems

Volunteering Opportunities: Yes

Homepage:  https://coral.org/

Contact: info@coral.org

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What They Do

With more than 25 years of experience, CORAL is able to leverage their know-how, sophisticated strategies and tools to benefit coral reefs around the globe.

Watch the following videos to find out more about the Coral Reef Alliance!

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