THE CORAL REEF ALLIANCE

Saving the World's Coral Reefs

aka 94-3211245   |   Oakland, CA   |  http://www.coral.org

Mission

Saving the World's Coral Reefs

Ruling year info

1994

Principal Officer

Dr. Madhavi Colton

Main address

1330 Broadway Suite 600

Oakland, CA 94612 USA

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EIN

94-3211245

NTEE code info

Natural Resource Conservation and Protection (C30)

Water Resource, Wetlands Conservation and Management (C32)

Wildlife Preservation/Protection (D30)

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Adaptive Reefscapes

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a non-profit, environmental NGO that is on a mission to save the world’s coral reefs. We work collaboratively with communities to reduce direct threats to reefs in ways that provide lasting benefits to people and wildlife. In parallel, CORAL is actively expanding the scientific understanding of how corals adapt to climate change and applying this information to give reefs the best chance to thrive for generations to come. This combined expertise uniquely positions us to achieve our mission by rallying the conservation community around scalable and effective solutions for coral reefs.

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The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a non-profit, environmental NGO that is on a mission to save the world’s coral reefs. We work collaboratively with communities to reduce direct threats to reefs in ways that provide long-term benefits to people and wildlife. In parallel, CORAL is actively expanding the scientific understanding of how corals adapt to climate change and is applying this information to give reefs the best chance to thrive for generations to come. Our broad expertise uniquely positions us to rally the conservation community around scalable and effective solutions for coral reefs around the world.

CORAL has a bold plan to establish 45 Adaptive Reefscapes around the world by 2045. Our strategic plan includes a roadmap to help save coral reefs at a global scale. We're engaging the whole coral conservation community and rallying the field around a scalable, realistic, global approach to saving coral reefs.

We're continuing to grow our organization's scientific capacity to solve the biggest roadblocks to saving coral reefs. In parallel, we're using these scientific findings to inform our conservation programmatic work.

Our research shows that to save the world's coral reefs and preserve their benefits for people and wildlife, reef-building corals must successfully adapt to a changing climate through the process of evolutionary rescue.

For the last 25 years, CORAL has been delivering high-quality conservation programs that have made a difference in the world. Our work has even pioneered a new area of science related to helping corals adapt at regional scales. All this has prepared CORAL to take the next step

We have launched an innovative global effort to save coral reefs to share our approach to developing and implementing Adaptive Reefscapes.

We are leading several scientific research projects that aim to improve our understanding of how species adapt to rapid environmental change and apply that information to develop conservation plans for the regions in which we work.

We work in four regions: Indonesia, Fiji, Hawai'i and Honduras. We are improving reef health by building effective and durable local management systems through strategic partnerships, regional leadership, mitigating threats to water quality, and strengthening fisheries management thereby contributing to the creation of an Adaptive Reefscape in each of the following regions where we work: Tela Bay Honduras, Bay Islands Honduras, Northern Fiji, Namena Marine Reserve Fiji, Lesser Sunda Banda Indonesia, West Maui, South Kohala Hawaii Island.

We employ two initiatives that are aimed at addressing key threats to coral reefs. Our Clean Water for Reefs programs improves water quality, including reducing sedimentation and treating wastewater. Our Healthy Fisheries initiatives strive to restore ecosystem processes to reefs by increasing the number of herbivores.

Some of our recent key successes are:
• Connecting homes and businesses in West End, Roatán, Honduras to a wastewater treatment facility, resulting in 19 million gallons of sewage being treated each year rather than directly discharged into the marine environment.
• Supporting the growth of the Roatán Marine Park (RMP) in Honduras by building staff capacity to enforce local regulations. As reported by the Healthy Reefs Initiative, fish biomass is higher in the areas in which RMP conducts regular patrols.
• Supporting the establishment of two new marine protected areas in Honduras: Cordelia Banks and Tela Bay.
• Seeing the Honduran government declare its first coastal managed-access fishery in Laguna de Los Micos, Honduras.
• Inspiring Maui County in Hawai'i to create an ordinance that requires all new parking lots to incorporate reef-friendly design principles
• Motivating shoreline property owners in Maui to invest $19M in low impact design projects, which filter several millions of gallons of stormwater each year.
• Developing and implementing a two-pronged stream restoration approach that will reduce the amount of sediment reaching Maui's reefs
• Working with the Puakō community on Hawai'i Island to develop a solution to replace outdated wastewater treatment infrastructure with a treatment plant
• Developing a science-based monitoring plan that can be in part implemented by citizen scientists and which will measure the benefits of reducing wastewater pollution in Hawai'i Island's nearshore environment
• Working with the Kubulau community in Fiji to establish a management system for the Namena Marine Reserve, Fiji's first anchor-free marine protected area and a top global dive site

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THE CORAL REEF ALLIANCE

Board of directors
as of 2/28/2020
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Board chair

John Anner

James Tolonen

Silicon Valley High Tech Industry

C. Elizabeth Wagner

Senior Advisor to the Commissioner of the IRS

Michael Bennett

High Tech

Jeffrey Chanin

Keker & Van Nest LLP

Vani Keil

Apple Inc

William Kerr

Berkeley Research Group

Jim Lussier

The Coast Ridge Group

Robert Richmond

University of Hawaii’s Kewalo Marine Laboratory

Aileen Lee

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Kirby Ryan

SWS Venture Capital

John Anner

Women for Women International

Rob Watt

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No