CORAL REEFS ARE vital
Coral reefs are the backbone of life in the oceans.
They are a critical part of the web of life on our planet.
RESTORATION SCIENCE EDUCATION
Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF) is the world's largest non-profit marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state, in Florida and globally.
Our core mission is to restore coral reefs, to educate others on the importance of our oceans, and to use science to further coral research and coral reef monitoring techniques.
We work to support the reefs’ natural recovery processes through the large-scale cultivation, outplanting, and monitoring of genetically diverse, reef-building corals.
We engage and empower others in the mission to save our planet’s coral reef with dive programs, educational activities, scientific collaborations, and outreach.
OUR APPROACH IS GUIDED BY RESEARCH
We work with 303 coral genotypes across 11 species, to ensure that we are restoring the reefs' genetic diversity and resilience.
We rigorously monitor our outplanted corals and use data to inform our strategic development.
We work with government agencies including NOAA, universities, NGOs, and others.
WE ARE ACTIVELY RESTORING CORAL REEFS ON A LARGE SCALE
We grow corals in offshore Coral Tree™ Nurseries, and then outplant them out onto carefully selected sites.
Since 2007, we have now planted more than 100,000 critically endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals back onto the Florida Reef Tract.
Many of these corals have now grown into thriving colonies with the ability to spawn, kick-starting the reefs' natural process of recovery.
WE ARE ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY
Recreational Dive Programs let all ocean lovers make a difference.
Presentations at our Exploration Center can be tailored for any group.
Our educational materials complement the National Curriculum.
Internships provide university-level students with vocational training and experience.
There are so many ways that you can help save coral reefs!
THE CORAL CHRONICLES
Follow our mission as it evolves, with news that comes straight from the heart of the
Coral Restoration Foundation™!