CORAL MISSION PROJECT
Coral Mission was created by a group of friends – ocean enthusiasts and marine conservationists – who wanted to create a project to help preserve coral reefs for future generations.
Coral reefs around the world are facing an uncertain future. Climate change is advancing at an alarming pace, disrupting ecosystems all over the world. For coral reefs, higher temperatures has resulted in global coral bleaching events, destroying reefs across the world. This has led scientists to believe that we could lose up to 90% of coral reefs in the next 20 years.
In the Maldives, local island communities rely on coral reefs as a source of food and income, so the loss of coral reefs would be devastating.
We must act NOW!
Create a large-scale coral reef restoration program that involves local communities and can be implemented across the Maldives.
Reconstruct coral reefs around local islands and support sustainable tourism.
Inspire similar initiatives around the world by sharing our ideas, experiences and solutions.
Lead workshops that educate and empower local communities with scientific knowledge and technical skills in coral restoration.
Create coral nurseries to grow corals that can be later replanted back onto the natural reef.
Raise awareness about the importance of coral reef conservation amongst tourists AND local communities in the Maldives.
Replant large areas of reef set to be destroyed for the creation of artificial islands and other construction activities.
We are currently running a pilot project on the local island of Dhigurah in South Ari Atoll, Maldives, which involves building our first coral nursery with the help of a dedicated marine biologist and a team of volunteers.
Our first mission is to test the most effective coral restoration methods that can be easily implemented across local communities in the Maldives.