Coral reefs are often inaccessible to most people around the world, including for communities who depend on them. In many island and coastal villages, marine education is not a priority and often not available at all. This deficiency is often compounded by commonly-found practices like not learning how to swim. Without intimacy or knowledge of the magnificence or importance of reefs, why they are threatened, or how they can be protected, it can be difficult for locals to help manage the ecosystems they depend on.
Therefore providing experiential education for students, fishers, and community members is essential to help preserve ecosystems like coral reefs. The Coral Vita Conservancy uses hands-on programming and job training to empower community members and promote better stewardship over local ecosystems. By supporting our education efforts, you can help inspire a new generation to protect coral reefs for the future.
By supporting our environmental education efforts, you can help empower a new generation of ocean stewards.