WE ARE THE CORAL PLANTERS
Let's plant the corals of tomorrow
Why do we need coral reefs?
Without significant human action, corals could disappear from the planet by 2050.
Beyond their undeniable beauty, coral reefs play a key role in our ecosystem and more specifically in
the underwater world:
🐠 They provide food for many fish… and the people who eat them!
1 km 2 of coral reef can generate between 5 and 15 tonnes of fish and crustaceans.
🌊 They help reduce the power of waves to protect coastlines from erosion.
Representing 0.2% of the ocean's surface, reefs protect no less than 150000 km of coastline
🐟A breeding and nursery ground for many species. More than one in four species lives in coral reefs
Yet since 2009, 20% of coral reefs disappeared due to massive bleaching episodes linked to global
warming – that's a surface area of 11,700 km completely destroyed! These corals are also threatened
by overfishing and human activities.
Coral reefs are home to over 25% of all marine life making them one of the most diverse ecosystem on Earth.
Since 2009, 20% of the corals, representing nearly 11,700 km2, have died due to bleaching events caused by climate change. According to IPCC reports, coral reefs would decline by 70-90% due to global warming of 1,5°C whereas 99% would be lost with 2°C.
Corals extinctions would lead to catastrophic consequences from an environmental, economic and social aspect.
If we do nothing, in less than 30 years, 90% of the coral will have disappeared.
What is the aim of The Coral Planters association?
According to IPCC report, a rise of 1.5°C would lead to the disappearance of 70 to 90% of corals. With
the urgency of the situation, our association is working to restore coral reefs by combining its actions
with the use of innovative technologies.
We create artificial reefs to maintain and preserve marine biodiversity. In addition to our rapid and
effective actions, we collaborate with scientists, engineers and experts to develop our restoration
techniques and gather as much information as possible.
We strive to improve and refine our methodology every day, while raising public awareness of the
importance of coral reefs.
Our association's missions to preserve marine biodiversity and coral reefs
Why does The Coral Planters need you?
Our association is looking for motivated people to adopt a coral reef. From €10, you can contribute
to our action and have an impact on the restoration of coral. Don’t forget: every coral planted is a
gesture for the planet!
We are constantly looking for human resources to extend and have an even more useful approach for
our environment. We also need to increase our material and financial resources to develop our IT
tools, retrieve more data and structure it in the best possible way.
Today, our coral monitoring software has its limits:
– Image processing possible on a single type of artificial reef
– A limited photographic and environmental database
We need your help to accelerate the restoration of coral reefs and to take another step towards
sharing data and information within the global scientific community.
Preserve and protect our Ocean,
Together, let’s plant corals !