CORALations is a non-profit coral reef conservation organization
based in the Caribbean. Our mission is: To CONSERVE, NURTURE,
CORALations has identified projects a non-governmental organization can
initiate to contribute to the conservation of Caribbean coral reefs.
CORALations' conservation projects are conducted using a multi-disciplinary
task force of scientists, engineers, and other professionals as advisors.
The organization works to maximize limited conservation
resources by uniting government agencies, academia, and the private
sector on accomplishing specific coral reef conservation objectives.
CORALations’ Organizational Focus and Philosophy
We recognize that the current complex problems facing our
coral reef ecosystem need to be addressed at a “grass-roots”
or community level. We recognize that community empowerment through education
is integral to changing those behaviors which are impacting coral reefs.
However, we also recognize that achieving the benefits of strictly educational
programs takes time, time our coral reefs no longer have. CORALations therefore
combines the implementation of aggressive conservation initiatives with
public education and community participation. These initiatives focus on
“real time” solutions to coral reef conservation and address
the modification of two human behaviors impacting Caribbean coral reefs:
pollution of coastal waters, and direct physical damage.
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