Coral Reef Conservation Foundation is dedicated to the research and conservation efforts of our planet's marine ecosystem for the benefit of all. We are a non profit 501 (c)(3) which creates projects which identify past, current, and future issues affecting anything relating to the disruption of any marine ecosystem around the globe. With each project, it seeks out grants in order to satisfy the needs of each individual project.
We are a nonprofit ocean conservation organization working to restore our coral reefs, educating others on the importance of our oceans, and using science to further research and monitoring techniques. The mission of C.R.C.F. is to advance the understanding, use and conservation of coral reefs and coastal environments through an integrated effort in data gathering/sharing, education, and outreach community and local governments and stakeholders.
Through propagation techniques, tens of thousands of corals can be grown and maintained in a controlled environment before being strategically out-planted on reefs allowing them to continue on a path to natural recovery. The broad objectives are aimed at developing this effort and sustaining the same effort for long term. These objectives are used to set goals that are attainable based on the following criteria.
All activities must satisfy three major criteria:
1. Be based on a strong rationale,
2. Demonstrate scientific merit as determined by national experts in the field, and
3. Produce application-oriented results that are clearly useful in industry, management and/or science.
C.R.C.F. core values are of excellence, relevance, integrity, teamwork, and accountability. In developing and sustaining our priorities, we will seek the advice of experts in the field and stakeholders that represent the broad community of individuals and organizations with marine interest. Their regular and frequent input helps us sustain a dynamic and flexible view of issues through the eyes of our various coastal constituencies. Based upon this input, C.R.C.F. will be the model for data and information sharing, research, education, and outreach for our conservation programs.
These priority areas cross-cut a number of concerns both environmentally and for conservation.