CORAL REEF RESTORATION
Coastal regions, from the Mediterranean, to the Caribbean, to the Indian Ocean, to Southeast Asia, experience similar threats to their marine ecosystems. Coralive.org specializes in revitalizing coral reefs that have been destroyed by either direct human impact like dynamite fishing and bottom trawling, or by the effects of climate change like sea temperature rise and ocean acidification. We utilize methods that accelerate coral growth and enhance coral resiliency.
We work with governments, private organizations, companies and individuals, scientists, local communities in managing marine protected areas aimed to restore and protect marine ecosystems like corals reefs, mangroves, and sea grass beds. With proper enforcement, we utilize environmental restoration practices such as tree planting, coral reef building, reintroduction of local animal and plant species to restore the areas. We ensure that personnel are properly informed, trained, and equipped to take on their tasks.
Alternative Livelihood Projects
The enormous importance of fisheries to the livelihoods of communities in coastal regions is well documented by many of the large environmental organizations. When implementing MPAs with No-Take zones, it is highly crucial to integrate the needs and knowledge of the coastal community when enforcing the management plan. Alternative opportunities need to be developed to guarantee earnings and food security to divert the fishing pressure away from the oceans.
These could include seaweed and sea cucumber farming, aqua- and silviculture programs, sea grass and mangrove planting, coral nurseries and restoration, enforcement, barrelponics, bamboo planting, harvesting & processing, and many more. Coralive.org has expertise in planning and implementing such projects to compensate for missing revenues.
Coralive.org's fourth and just as important area of focus includes the transfer of know-how and experience to students as well as adults. Many times, people are simply not aware of their malpractice but are very open and willing to cooperate when it comes to learning new things. From beach clean-ups, recycling stations, classrooms without walls, to flyer and banner creations, painting murals and empowering women and children, there is loads of work to be done when it comes to passing on knowledge as a result of studies, governmental programs or private initiatives.