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The Utila Coral Restoration Project is underway!
Every year, more and more coral reefs are affected by the changing temperature and conditions of our seas – dramatic changes in the environment have led to catastrophic levels of bleaching and loss of coral life. But there is still hope for this most precious of marine creatures.
The GoECO Program at UDC, along with the partnership with Kanahau – Utila Research and Conservation Facility and with the authorization and participation of the Honduran Marina Mercante and ICF, is proud to present the Utila Coral Restoration Project!
Over the next months, the project will be installing and maintaining several coral trees that will serve as a nursery for these critically endangered species of coral as well as a source for education and training opportunities for marine biologists and researchers from around the world. At the moment there are 3 coral trees in the nursery, in the next few months the plan is to expand.
While this project is already underway, it still needs your support to expand and generate a major impact on the marine environment. You can donate to this research and conservation project by visiting the below link – any little amount counts and all donations go entirely towards the funding of this program.