CORAL REEF CONSERVATION
Why Coral Reef Conservation
Coral Reefs are one of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on Earth. Representing less then 0.25% of the marine environment, these reefs are home to 25% of all marine life. Housing up to 2 million species, with many more still undiscovered, this incredible biodiversity translates directly into food security, income, medicines, shelter and a multitude of other benefits to humans. As evidenced by thousands of communities across the world, coral reefs are essential not only to ocean health, but also to human health and well-being.
In Raja Ampat, the seas are the most bio-diverse on earth, there is a greater abundance of species here then anywhere else on the planet. Largely unexplored, both above and below the surface of the water, Raja Ampat is one of the last true wilderness places left. However, with rising tourism, unless properly managed this increasing number of humans will eventually influence the overall health and the current pristine state of the marine environment.
We support a number of conservation initiatives in Raja Ampat, including work undertaken by Conservation International (CI) and Marine Megafauna (MMF), and additionally we are involved in collaborative projects with CI, MMF, local government, other resorts and local communities that support sustainable tourism in the area.
It is our greatest hope that we can showcase the beauty of Raja Ampat to divers the world for years to come, as well as do our part to contribute to the conservation of this most pristine an beautiful marine wilderness. We invite all of our guests to participate in our green practice during their stay, or talk with any of our resident marine scientists about what part they can play in contributing to healthy reefs and oceans all over the world.