Plunder for the Planet

Coral Restoration Foundation ~ What can YOU do to help?

Staghorn coral (Acropora cervicornis) has seen a 98% decline in growth over the last 30 years.  I don’t know about you, but that sounds like a HUGE decline.  Impending extiction type decline.  Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) is down 90% in the last 30 years.  How is this happening?

  • High sea temperatures
  • Sea level rising
  • Storm damage
  • Ocean acidification
  • Collection & removal of herbivorous fish
  • Disease
  • Human activities

So… now what?

The Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) is a nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to creating offshore nurseries and restoration programs for threatened coral species. CRF is leading the development of new nursery and restoration techniques. Tens of thousands of corals are grown and maintained in multiple offshore nurseries. After a year in the nursery, corals are outplanted to a degraded reef. With the help of students, volunteers, scientists, dive operators, public aquariums, and community groups, thousands of corals grown in CRF’s nurseries have already been outplanted on coral reefs.

You can go to the website to find volunteer opportunities in your area. 

Coral Extinction

Going to Bonaire?  Get involved HERE!

If you’re heading out for a vacation, take a moment and find a way to give back.

It’s time to take responsibility for our actions.

Step it up.

Plunder for the Planet!

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2 comments on “Coral Restoration Foundation ~ What can YOU do to help?

  1. totallyrandomreality
    September 6, 2013

    This is awesome! I love that there are ways to give back! Thanks Plunder!

  2. Pingback: Saving Curaçao coral reefs | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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