GCRA, a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit organization, is accepting donations to help fund the following programs in 2018:
– Training local communities in developing countries to use Biorock methods for large-scale marine ecosystem restoration and sustainable mariculture. Please follow this link to learn more about the Biorock method. A detailed outline describing our Indigenous Community Program can be found by following this link.
Our Indonesian partners have been asked to help fishing communities do what they did by restoring their coral reefs, all across the heartland of the world’s finest coral reefs. Funding will allow us to start new projects, and upgrade old ones.
The Guna Indians are abandoning a quarter of their islands because of increasing erosion from global sea level rise. GCRA works with them to grow back their coral reefs, beaches, islands, and lobster fisheries.
GCRA is working with local fishermen to protect the best reef left in Jamaica and grow back the lost coral reefs and fisheries.
The Hatahobei people will be helped to save Hotsararie Reef, formerly the most species-rich reef in the Pacific, from being lost to erosion from sea level rise.
A community that has prevented a coal shipping port from being built in their town, will be helped to grow back the coral along their shores.
The 2016 reef restoration and mariculture training workshop was followed by requests for training from many fishing villages across the islands. Funding will allow local training teams to go to all the islands.
The first reef restoration projects in Grenada and Carriacou will soon be installed. These projects will be expanded to new sites as a training center for the Eastern Caribbean.
We are helping the North Eleuthera community developing new approaches to mariculture of Caribbean lobsters, conch, fishes, and other species.
Communities in the Philippines will be supported with training to regenerate their coral reefs and develop sustainable mariculture.
– Digitizing and making public the world’s oldest photographs of coral reef health, for a documentary film comparing long-term changes in reefs worldwide, the causes, and the solutions
The Global Coral Reef Alliance is a worldwide voluntary network of scientists, divers, and communities developing cutting-edge methods for restoring and managing coral reefs and marine ecosystems against global warming, sea level rise, pollution, and disease.
Your donation can be earmarked for a specific project or for general GCRA operating costs. GCRA team members do not receive salaries. In order to maximize your donation we always travel, reside and dine in the cheapest economy class services possible. In kind donations not earmarked for a specific location are used to cover the internal costs of running the organization.