Founded in 1994, the Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) has a long history of successfully working with local communities to protect coral reefs around the world. In CORAL's focal regions of Fiji, Indonesia, Honduras, and Hawai'i, they protect reefs through interventions that align conservation with the social, cultural, and economic needs of communities. CORAL does this by reducing local threats to reefs, including overfishing, poor water quality, and unsustainable development, and helping communities benefit socially, culturally, and economically from conservation. They improve reef management so that those responsible for the creation, enforcement and durability of protected areas have the tools and financial support they need to be successful.
CORAL ensures that what they learn within their local project sites has a global impact. CORAL has also launched Adaptive Reefscapes, an innovative approach to conservation that promotes coral adaptation within diverse, connected and large networks of healthy reefs throughout the world.