Coral Reef Alliance

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Coral Reef Alliance
Berkeley, California
TypeCharitable organization
Key people
Dr. Madhavi Colton, Executive Director[1][2]

The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is an environmental non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Oakland, California that is dedicated to coral reef conservation. CORAL operates at local, regional, and global levels to reduce threats to reefs and ensure that reefs can adapt to climate change.[3]


The organization was founded in 1994 by Stephen Colwell.[4]


CORAL's work includes educating local communities and building alliances with governments, agencies, research institutions, and other NGOs to protect coral reefs.[5] Locally, CORAL's priorities are to maintain clean water, healthy fisheries, and protected habitat.

On a regional level, CORAL focuses on reef regions in Hawai'i (Hawai‘i Island and Maui), Honduras and Mexico.[6]

Globally, CORAL researches conservation strategies and informs scientists and policy makers. Additionally, CORAL is currently developing a coral bleaching response network using high-resolution satellite images to monitor coral reefs and bleaching events.[7]


CORAL is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.[8] They are funded by individual donors, foundations, as well as corporate and government grants.[8] In 2021, CORAL raised more than $4 million in total revenue. $1.3 million of this came from individual and corporate contributions, with the remaining $2.7 million coming from foundation and government grants.[9]

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  1. ^ "Our Team". Coral Reef Alliance. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  2. ^ Vince, Gaia (October 18, 2020). "Why there is hope that the world's coral reefs can be saved". The Guardian. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  3. ^ "About Us". Coral Reef Alliance. Retrieved February 8, 2021.
  4. ^ "Coral Reef Alliance - About". LinkedIn. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  5. ^ "Local Engagement". Coral Reef Alliance. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  6. ^ "Where We Work". Coral Reef Alliance. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  7. ^ "Coral Bleaching". Coral Reef Alliance. Retrieved 19 May 2022.
  8. ^ a b "Financials". Coral Reef Alliance. Archived from the original on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 21 September 2011.
  9. ^ "Annual Report". Coral Reef Alliance. Retrieved 19 May 2022.