Coral Guardian

Coral Guardian Coral Guardian is a non-profit organisation dedicated to coral ecosystems' conservation, awareness programmes and science. Support our work by adopting your own coral on our website!
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Coral Guardian restores damaged coral reefs through coral fragmentation, regular scientific monitoring and the protection of restored areas. Coral restoration is a tool to provide local communities with a better understanding of the marine ecosystems on which they depend. On an international level, Coral Guardian also raises awareness on the importance of coral reefs in particular thanks to its participatory conservation program “Adopt a coral”. By adopting a coral on Coral Guardian’s website, the organization then transplants the adopted coral onto a previously ​​damaged reef. In exchange, the donor receives a personalized adoption certificate. Coral Guardian is also involved in scientific research related to the restoration of corals and the dangers they face. The NGO’s biological and social data could help develop research related to coral reef issues.

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Look at the effect of coral restoration on our Mediterranean corals 💪 Our transplanted corals, thanks to the wonderful E...
02/06/2021

Look at the effect of coral restoration on our Mediterranean corals 💪

Our transplanted corals, thanks to the wonderful Equilibrio Marino team, in the Mediterranean sea, are reacting well to our restoration methods. The team will continue to monitor the evolution and effects of these methods on the local environment, but we are already hopeful!

Find out more about our project in Spain 👉 https://bit.ly/3o98G6e

📸 Equilibrio Marino

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea

31/05/2021
330 new corals transplanted onto our marine protected area 🌊

#Mondaymotivation with news from our marine protected area in Indonesia 🌊

In April this year, thanks to your precious support, we transplanted 330 corals onto our marine protected area in Indonesia. Thank you all for your constant support and dedication towards our project.

If you haven't already, join our mission by adopting a coral on our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

#coralguardian #adoptacoral #coralrestoration #marineprotectedarea #marineconservation

Home to our restored reefs, and all your adopted corals, in Indonesia 🌏The marine environment surrounding beautiful Hata...
22/05/2021

Home to our restored reefs, and all your adopted corals, in Indonesia 🌏

The marine environment surrounding beautiful Hatamin island had previously been destroyed by dynamite fishing. We are bringing the reef back to life thanks to our collaboration with the local fishing village of Seraya Besar, to our other team members from Flores, to many other local actors, but especially thanks to you!

Join us if you haven't already by adopting a coral on our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

📸 Martin Colognoli Photography

#marineprotectedarea #coralrestoration #adoptacoral

Home to our restored reefs, and all your adopted corals, in Indonesia 🌏

The marine environment surrounding beautiful Hatamin island had previously been destroyed by dynamite fishing. We are bringing the reef back to life thanks to our collaboration with the local fishing village of Seraya Besar, to our other team members from Flores, to many other local actors, but especially thanks to you!

Join us if you haven't already by adopting a coral on our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

📸 Martin Colognoli Photography

#marineprotectedarea #coralrestoration #adoptacoral

Kahlil and Afran both live in the fishing village we collaborate with in Indonesia, called Seraya Besar 🐠Kids are partic...
19/05/2021

Kahlil and Afran both live in the fishing village we collaborate with in Indonesia, called Seraya Besar 🐠

Kids are particularly inventive with the games they like to play on the island, although Kahlil's (on the left) favourite game is to race other kids!

Both Kahlil and Afran's fathers go fishing every morning to feed their families. Fisheries provide an important source of protein for an estimated 6 million reef fishers worldwide, most of whom are small-scale and traditional subsistence fishers like these fishermen from the village of Seraya Besar.

Involving and working alongside local communities in conservation projects is key to ensure true sustainability, and will always remain the most crucial aspect of all our coral restoration projects.

Find out more about the social aspect of our work on our website 👉 https://bit.ly/38JpufH

#coralguardian #localcommunity #sustainability #fishingcommunity #coralreefs

Kahlil and Afran both live in the fishing village we collaborate with in Indonesia, called Seraya Besar 🐠

Kids are particularly inventive with the games they like to play on the island, although Kahlil's (on the left) favourite game is to race other kids!

Both Kahlil and Afran's fathers go fishing every morning to feed their families. Fisheries provide an important source of protein for an estimated 6 million reef fishers worldwide, most of whom are small-scale and traditional subsistence fishers like these fishermen from the village of Seraya Besar.

Involving and working alongside local communities in conservation projects is key to ensure true sustainability, and will always remain the most crucial aspect of all our coral restoration projects.

Find out more about the social aspect of our work on our website 👉 https://bit.ly/38JpufH

#coralguardian #localcommunity #sustainability #fishingcommunity #coralreefs

Abandoned fishing gear accounts for 98% of waste collected by our local partner Equilibrio Marino off the coast of Spain...
16/05/2021

Abandoned fishing gear accounts for 98% of waste collected by our local partner Equilibrio Marino off the coast of Spain 🎣

This waste mainly includes fishing lines and nets that have either broken or damaged Mediterranean corals that are centuries old.

These discoveries are the main reason this area has become a protected area since 2015. However, our aim is to raise awareness among local actors such as fishermen, and involve them in the project in order to create a more sustainable local economic and conservation model.

Find out more about our project S.O.S. Corales in Spain 👉 https://bit.ly/3o98G6e

📸 Equilibrio Marino

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea

Abandoned fishing gear accounts for 98% of waste collected by our local partner Equilibrio Marino off the coast of Spain 🎣

This waste mainly includes fishing lines and nets that have either broken or damaged Mediterranean corals that are centuries old.

These discoveries are the main reason this area has become a protected area since 2015. However, our aim is to raise awareness among local actors such as fishermen, and involve them in the project in order to create a more sustainable local economic and conservation model.

Find out more about our project S.O.S. Corales in Spain 👉 https://bit.ly/3o98G6e

📸 Equilibrio Marino

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea

Meet our team member Dulah ☀️Dulah is one of our local coral guardians, and joined our team right at the start of our pr...
06/05/2021

Meet our team member Dulah ☀️

Dulah is one of our local coral guardians, and joined our team right at the start of our project in Indonesia in 2015! His job is to collect coral fragments from our nurseries, and transplant them onto new structures to help develop the restored area. He also helps with the scientific monitoring to analyse the size and general health of the restored corals.

Prior to working with us Dulah was a fisherman and still fishes at times. He explains that, a while back, fishermen in the area used to use illegal methods of fishing. However, today, fishermen from his village only use sustainable methods because the importance of safeguarding their marine ecosystem they depend on for a living is clear to them.

Since 2015, we have worked together with this fishing village to restore and protect their local ecosystem they depend on for a living.

Who transplanted your coral for you? Tell us in the comments below 🙂
#coralguardian #localcommunity #sustainability #fishingcommunity #coralreefs

03/05/2021
300 new corals on our marine protected area 🌊

In March this year, thanks to your precious support, we transplanted 300 new corals onto our marine protected area in Indonesia, bringing the reef back to life together 🌊

We are very grateful to have such a dedicated community like you constantly supporting and sharing our work!

If you haven't already, join our mission by adopting a coral on our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

#coralguardian #adoptacoral #coralrestoration #marineprotectedarea #marineconservation #mondaymotivation

Using science to help restore Mediterranean corals 🔬This month, our team at Equilibrio Marino in Spain has set up an exp...
28/04/2021

Using science to help restore Mediterranean corals 🔬

This month, our team at Equilibrio Marino in Spain has set up an experiment to monitor the ways in which orange corals recover thanks to our restoration techniques. Our academic partners are also making progress with the analysis of parasites that attack corals in the area.

Find out more about our project in Spain 👉 https://bit.ly/3o98G6e

📸 Javier Sánchez

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea

Overall, what is the impact of UV filters in sunscreens on corals?The issue around sunscreens is a debate that lies betw...
26/04/2021
Overall, what is the impact of UV filters in sunscreens on corals? - Coral Guardian

Overall, what is the impact of UV filters in sunscreens on corals?

The issue around sunscreens is a debate that lies between a concern on public health and ecosystem health, and what to prioritise between the two.

On one hand the use of sunscreens is one of the main strategies to protect humans from skin cancer and other health problems linked to sun exposure. On the other hand, sunscreens' interaction with biodiversity negatively impacts the latter's resilience to other pressures.

Find out more in our latest article, and discover our recommendations on sunscreen use 👇

Around the world, coral reefs are facing a degradation driven by global and local human-derived pressures including climate change, coastal development, pollution, amongst others. In...

22/04/2021
Restoring coral reefs by involving local communities 🌊

And... ACTION! 🎥

To celebrate #EarthDay together, we have prepared this short video for you!

Let's take a moment today to think about how precious our ocean is to us all, including its precious ecosystems such as coral reefs.

Why are corals so important? Who is Coral Guardian? What do we do? Where do we work? How can you get involved?

All your questions are answered by our co-founder Martin Colognoli Photography in this 4-minute video that was created by our wonderful partner W2P.

By working together, we can really create a positive change for our ocean and planet.

Join us today 👉 https://bit.ly/3xe5EU1

#coralguardian #coralrestoration #oceanoptimism #localcommunities #sustainability

Giving coral fragments a better chance of survival in the Mediterranean sea 🌊As well as restoring corals, our partner Eq...
20/04/2021

Giving coral fragments a better chance of survival in the Mediterranean sea 🌊

As well as restoring corals, our partner Equilibrio Marino collects marine debris from the seabed around Punta de la Mona in Spain. So far, our team has collected 250 kg of trash including many abandoned fishing nets!

Find out more about this project that aims to restore and protect coral ecosystems situated in the Mediterranean sea 👉 https://bit.ly/3o98G6e

📸 Javier Sánchez / Equilibrio Marino

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea #aqualung

Giving coral fragments a better chance of survival in the Mediterranean sea 🌊

As well as restoring corals, our partner Equilibrio Marino collects marine debris from the seabed around Punta de la Mona in Spain. So far, our team has collected 250 kg of trash including many abandoned fishing nets!

Find out more about this project that aims to restore and protect coral ecosystems situated in the Mediterranean sea 👉 https://bit.ly/3o98G6e

📸 Javier Sánchez / Equilibrio Marino

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea #aqualung

Our restored corals looking beautiful in Indonesia ✨Coral restoration is a tool to help raise awareness both locally and...
15/04/2021

Our restored corals looking beautiful in Indonesia ✨

Coral restoration is a tool to help raise awareness both locally and internationally on the importance of these ecosystems for both humans and the environment, and on the solutions that exist to protect them.

Join us in protecting coral reefs by adopting your own coral 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

📸 C. Tamlyn

#coralrestoration #adoptacoral #coralguardian #indonesia

Our restored corals looking beautiful in Indonesia ✨

Coral restoration is a tool to help raise awareness both locally and internationally on the importance of these ecosystems for both humans and the environment, and on the solutions that exist to protect them.

Join us in protecting coral reefs by adopting your own coral 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

📸 C. Tamlyn

#coralrestoration #adoptacoral #coralguardian #indonesia

Coral ecosystems provide ecosystem services to over 100 countries in the world 🌏These services include coastal protectio...
13/04/2021

Coral ecosystems provide ecosystem services to over 100 countries in the world 🌏

These services include coastal protection, food resources, and economic benefits. Coral reefs provide 20-25% of fish caught in developing countries, and help reduce 90% of the impact of waves which also contributes to reducing coastal erosion.

These ecosystems are a precious resource for our planet. We must take good care of them and help protect them as best we can.

Join our mission 👉 http://bit.ly/39GVjTY

📸 Myrah from the fishing village of Seraya Besar by Martin Colognoli Photography

#coralguardian #localcommunity #sustainability #fishingcommunity #coralreefs

Coral ecosystems provide ecosystem services to over 100 countries in the world 🌏

These services include coastal protection, food resources, and economic benefits. Coral reefs provide 20-25% of fish caught in developing countries, and help reduce 90% of the impact of waves which also contributes to reducing coastal erosion.

These ecosystems are a precious resource for our planet. We must take good care of them and help protect them as best we can.

Join our mission 👉 http://bit.ly/39GVjTY

📸 Myrah from the fishing village of Seraya Besar by Martin Colognoli Photography

#coralguardian #localcommunity #sustainability #fishingcommunity #coralreefs

Cold-water corals have existed for millions of years and have colonised all the world's seas and oceans 🌊It is therefore...
08/04/2021
A la découverte des coraux d’eau froide | Articles Coral Guardian

Cold-water corals have existed for millions of years and have colonised all the world's seas and oceans 🌊

It is therefore not uncommon to encounter them along the continental coast, submarine banks and fjords.

Why then do we hear so little about them?

Find out more in our article 👇

✍️ Coralie Barrier from Bio Campus

#coralguardian #marinescience #coral

Les coraux d’eau froide existent depuis des millions d’années et ont colonisé l’ensemble des océans du monde. Découvrez notre article.

Our team in Indonesia, measuring the size of newly transplanted corals 🙌Our restored corals are measured once or twice a...
06/04/2021

Our team in Indonesia, measuring the size of newly transplanted corals 🙌

Our restored corals are measured once or twice a month to measure their evolution. Hard tropical corals grow at a rate of around 1-2cm a month so the results are very quickly impressive.

Add your coral to the reef by adopting one on our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

📸 Martin Colognoli Photography

#coralrestoration #oceanoptimism #coralguardian #adoptacoral

Our team in Indonesia, measuring the size of newly transplanted corals 🙌

Our restored corals are measured once or twice a month to measure their evolution. Hard tropical corals grow at a rate of around 1-2cm a month so the results are very quickly impressive.

Add your coral to the reef by adopting one on our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

📸 Martin Colognoli Photography

#coralrestoration #oceanoptimism #coralguardian #adoptacoral

01/04/2021
1035 new corals on our marine protected area in Indonesia 🌊

In February this year, thanks to your precious support, we transplanted 1035 corals onto our marine protected area in Indonesia. We feel very lucky to have such a dedicated community like you constantly supporting and sharing our work.

If you haven't already, join our mission by adopting a coral on our website 👉 http://bit.ly/2LQsw8n

#coralguardian #adoptacoral #coralrestoration #marineprotectedarea #marineconservation

Meet our team member Valentina 🌊Valentina is from the island of Flores, and joined our team in 2019 as our tourism manag...
29/03/2021

Meet our team member Valentina 🌊

Valentina is from the island of Flores, and joined our team in 2019 as our tourism manager.

Her role is to raise awareness among tourists and boat captains that come to our marine protected area around Hatamin island in Indonesia. She speaks perfect English and helps explain the importance of coral reef ecosystems, and gives advice on how to anchor boats and swim around our restored coral reefs without damaging them in any way. She also helps with the coral restoration activities such as transplantation and scientific monitoring.

Who transplanted your coral for you? Tell us in the comments below 🙂

#coralguardian #localcommunity #sustainability #fishingcommunity #coralreefs

Meet our team member Valentina 🌊

Valentina is from the island of Flores, and joined our team in 2019 as our tourism manager.

Her role is to raise awareness among tourists and boat captains that come to our marine protected area around Hatamin island in Indonesia. She speaks perfect English and helps explain the importance of coral reef ecosystems, and gives advice on how to anchor boats and swim around our restored coral reefs without damaging them in any way. She also helps with the coral restoration activities such as transplantation and scientific monitoring.

Who transplanted your coral for you? Tell us in the comments below 🙂

#coralguardian #localcommunity #sustainability #fishingcommunity #coralreefs

Busy bringing Mediterranean corals back to life 💪Our partner organisation Equilibrio Marino has been busy leading all th...
25/03/2021

Busy bringing Mediterranean corals back to life 💪

Our partner organisation Equilibrio Marino has been busy leading all the different actions we have planned to help restore and protect coral ecosystems that are situated in the Punta de la Mona region in Spain.

This region has an exceptionnally large amount of chandelier coral (Dendrophyllia ramea) and orange coral (Astroides callycularis) that are both threatened by extinction in the region.

📸 Equilibrio Marino / Javier Sánchez

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea

Busy bringing Mediterranean corals back to life 💪

Our partner organisation Equilibrio Marino has been busy leading all the different actions we have planned to help restore and protect coral ecosystems that are situated in the Punta de la Mona region in Spain.

This region has an exceptionnally large amount of chandelier coral (Dendrophyllia ramea) and orange coral (Astroides callycularis) that are both threatened by extinction in the region.

📸 Equilibrio Marino / Javier Sánchez

#soscorales #equilibriomarino #coralguardian #coralrestoration #mediterraneansea

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Coral Guardian is a French NGO, founded in 2012, that helps restore and protect previously damaged coral reef ecosystems by working closely with local communities that depend on them. We are also dedicated to awareness programs and scientific research.

Our pilot project is located around Hatamin island, near Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Since the beginning, our local team has transplanted more than 38,000 corals on this area that had been converted to rubble due to dynamite fishing. Thanks to our scientific monitoring, we have noticed a return of 5.8 times more species of fish on our restoration area in just 4 years. However, these incredibly positive results would never have been possible without working closely with local fishermen and their families, and not against them.

Coral restoration

Our restoration techniques are based on coral fragmentation. Since the seabed’s substrate was converted to rubble due to the use of dynamite, our team therefore developed solid artificial substrates so that coral fragments could stabilize and grow.

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Une des 2 associations soutenue par H2O AT HOME ! 💦💧😉😃💧💦
Pourquoi lorsque nous adoptons un corail, nous ne recevons ni avis fiscal, ni mail avec le GPS ?
Bonjour, y a t il quelqu un pour répondre aux messages ?
Salon de la plongée.
Bonjour, Y a t il quelqu un pour répondre aux messages laissés ?
Bonjour, j'ai adopté un corail, j'ai reçu le point gps et j'ai mon code, mais impossible de trouver comment localiser sur le site. comment faire?
Mon plus beau cadeau de Noël : l'adoption d'un corail !
Colère: hier au cours d'une séance de snorkeling dans la région de Batangas, PHILIPPINES😡
AGROEXPO 2018
Useful or useless?
Bonjour, un petit clin à martin rencontré à l'open d'apnée ... que j'aidavis sans le savoir à travers les dons de gouttes d'eau à l'association "Coral Gardian " que nous réalisons mes élèves et moi même chaque année ... connaissant la page facebook et vos autres actions, je repartirais avec vous là rentrée prochaine.
Ευχαριστώ πολύ Έλενα!😍