An Interview with a Coral Nursery Technician from the Bahamas

While staying on Cat Island in the Bahamas one day my family and I went to eat at the Greenwood Resort. Not only did it have a spectacular view and food but the people were all very warm and welcoming.…

United States and Indonesia sign $35m Debt For Nature Swap to Protect Coral Reefs 

The United States and Indonesia have signed a debt-for-nature swap that will see the US redirecting $35 million of Indonesia’s debt into an investment in coral reef conservation. The fourth agreement under the Tropical Forest and Coral Reef Conservation Act…

Simon’s Nature Reserve, One Man’s Quest To Preserve Coral Diversity

Simon’s Nature Reserve Nestled between two indistinct flagpoles within a remote Solomon Island passage is what we can only describe as one man’s quest to preserve coral diversity. A labor of love fifteen years in the making, Simon’s Nature Reserve is…

WWF Introduces Free, Web-Based Tool To Help Scientists Study And Save Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are as vulnerable as they are beautiful; climate change is warming ocean waters and devastating reefs globally. A majority of the world’s coral reefs could experience severe bleaching and death by the end of this century, according to…

Coral Restoration Efforts Should Prioritize Community Over Ecology

It might sound counterintuitive if you want to restore coral reefs, focus on land first and work with communities before shifting your efforts to the underwater world. But a new study published in the journal Biological Conservation confirms this novel…

Coral Reef Conservation Amendments Act of 2007

President Bush seems to have decided that he stands a better chance of history remembering him favorably for marine conservation rather than nation-building in Iraq or human rights in Guantanamo Bay. First he designated the world’s largest marine protected area,…