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Humans tend to respond to the here and now. The further away it is, the less we care. But the here is here now.
We have partnered with the Reef Restoration Foundation, a not for profit social enterprise that is undertaking projects delivering a real impact. Focusing on regenerating damaged coral reefs by establishing ocean-based coral nurseries, goes to the heart of protecting and restoring the Great Barrier Reef.
This process mimics natural processes, by taking small cuttings from healthy corals that survived the 2016 and 2017 bleaching events. These corals are naturally more resilient to higher water temperatures and are used as sources for future coral tree propagation in the nurseries. After 6-12 months of growth, the corals are attached to a reef to regenerate damaged sections and strengthen resilience.
From one small cutting, it is possible to create thousands of new, stronger corals. The twin perils brought by climate change, an increase in ocean temperature and its acidity are the greatest threats to the Reef's existence. By doing all we can to buy the corals more time to adapt to changing conditions, we give the Reef the best chance of survival. Working together, everyone's actions big and small, are vital to the Reef's future.