CORAL REEF STARS
A joint project with Livingseas Conservation to reforest coral depleted waters in East Bali, Indonesia.
CORAL REEF STARS
are hexagonal steel bars shaped into a star, anchored onto the sea bed while promoting corals to spread along the structure. Each star can be customised & branded with sponsors’ logos, a perfect way to ensure your CSR impact is being done under the seas.
WHY REEF STARS ARE NEEDED?
Coral reefs are damaged due to changing water temperatures, ocean acidification, pollution, invasive species, changing weather patterns, dynamite fishing, deep sea trawling and physical impacts from ship groundings and storms.
It is vital to restore the underwater forests of Bali and bring back coral reefs that provide coastal protection for communities, habitat for fish, and millions of dollars in recreation and tourism, among other benefits.
HOW THE 'STARS' HELP
Selection of resilient genotypes planted on to the artificial surface could improve restoration efficiency, create jobs for the Balinese dive industry nearly decimated by COVID-19 and, ensure that restored populations do not meet the same fate as their predecessors.
Increasing genetic diversity and thus the potential for adaptation, helping to prevent the extinction and loss of coral biodiversity assisting species migration to new locations, continuing to provide critical ecosystem services, and - providing tangible mechanisms for the people of East Bali to combat ecological damage.
Watch to find out how our amazing partners, LivingSeas Conservation:
Striving to promote responsible dive culture & conservation
Promoting conservation education among young Balinese
Repopulating "bald spots" of sea beds affected by climate change and poor fishing practises