50% of coral reefs are already dead and the rest could be gone by 2050
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Beautiful yet fragile, coral reefs in tropical oceans worldwide are threatened by climate change, storms, and bleaching. Now travelers can help restore corals through replanting programs.
What does it take to protect a coral reef? Patience, dedication, determination and know-how. These are the tools that an organization in Mo’orea uses to defend its reefs and capture the attention of the global ocean community. In Issue 12 of Oceanographic, we go behind the scenes at Coral Gardeners HQ in Tahiti.
As coral reef's ecosystem weaken due to mass bleaching events, ocean acidification, and other stressors, coral reef gardening (or outplanting) is being used to restore them. But the Coral Gardeners—a Mo’orea-based team whose mission is to “change the world, one coral reef at a time”—are raising awareness and funds for reef restoration projects like no one else, thanks to social media savviness, custom merch, and more.
Titouan Bernicot discovered at age 16 that the beautiful and vital corals surrounding his island home of Mo’orea were dying. Taking it upon himself to restore the reef, he founded the nonprofit Coral Gardeners. Here he tells his story.
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A group of ocean kids from French Polynesia have an ambitious goal: to save the world’s coral reefs. Their first project is to restore the reef that surrounds their home-island Mo’orea.