Coral reefs protect coastlines from storms and erosion, provide jobs for local communities, and offer recreation opportunities. They are also a source of food and new medicines.
Two-third of coral reef in Indonesia is destroyed, making 33 million people struggling to live
That’s nearly 1 of 8 of Indonesia’s population, the world’s fourth-most populous country. These people live on coastal and small islands, sometimes isolated areas. They know that their corals are dying, but they don’t know what to do because, at the end of the day, they must bring food to their family. The youths are looking for jobs in the city, leaving their community vulnerable and unable to restore their marine environment.
Thriving coral reefs and a strong community mean disaster protection, income, food supply, and education.
A Strong Community and A Healthy Ocean changes many things
How do we restore coral and protect shorelines?
We work with local partners, youth, and community members to create a sustainable cycle of impact in each place where we work, whether it’s creating an underwater tourism attraction, low-cost scalable reef structure, shore protecting structures, or using Biorock Technology to develop new innovative solutions. And with every coral restoration or shore protection funded, we engage and empower local communities, including youth and women, and then establish a partnership with local businesses to ensure this underwater ecosystem thrives in the future.