Reef Check

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Reef Check Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other non-profits. Reef Check goals are to: educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check’s scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; to facilitate collaboration that produces ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.

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Empowering People to Save Our Reefs and Oceans

About Reef Check

Reef Check Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other non-profits. Reef Check goals are to: educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check’s scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; to facilitate collaboration that produces ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.

In 1997, Reef Check conducted the first-ever global survey of coral reef health that provided scientific confirmation that our coral reefs were in crisis due to over-fishing, illegal fishing, and pollution. The results, published in a scientific journal in 1999, shocked many marine biologists who had not realized the extent of human impacts on reefs. In August 2002, Reef Check released its first five-year report, The Global Coral Reef Crisis – Trends and Solutions, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. Based on data collected by thousands of Reef Check volunteer divers in over 80 countries and territories, the report was the first scientific documentation of the dramatic worldwide decline in coral reef health over a five year period. The report concluded that there was virtually no reef in the world that remained untouched by human impacts, such as over fishing, pollution and climate change. Yet the success stories discussed in the report show that, with proper monitoring, management and protection, coral reefs can recover. It is up to us.

Since then, Reef Check’s fast-growing network has expanded throughout all tropical seas, and has played a major role in efforts to preserve and sustain reef ecosystems. Reef Check’s approach is to engage partners, especially businesses in a non-confrontational manner to develop mutually beneficial solutions especially the creation of self-funding Marine Protected Areas. In 2005, Reef Check launched its first temperate reef program in California.

Reef Check Mission

Educate the public and governments about the value of coral reefs and rocky reef ecosystems and the crisis facing them

Create a global network of volunteer teams, trained and led by scientists, that regularly monitor and report on reef health using a standard method

Facilitate collaborative use of reef health information by community groups, governments, universities and businesses to design and implement ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions Stimulate local action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide especially through the creation of Marine Protected Areas

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Reef Check
13723 Fiji Way
B-2
Marina Del Rey
California 90292
United States

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Reef Check operates in:

Africa

Djibouti
Djibouti
Madagascar
Madagascar
Mayotte
Mayotte
Mozambique
Mozambique
Reunion
Reunion
South Africa
South Africa
Sudan
Sudan

Asia

Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Brunei
Brunei
China
China
East Timor
East Timor
India
India
Japan
Japan
Malaysia
Malaysia
Maldives
Maldives
Philippines
Philippines
Singapore
Singapore
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Taiwan
Taiwan
Thailand
Thailand
Vietnam
Vietnam

Europe

Germany
Germany
Italy
Italy
United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Middle East

Egypt
Egypt
Iran
Iran
Jordan
Jordan
Kuwait
Kuwait
Oman
Oman
Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Yemen
Yemen

North America

Mexico
Mexico
usa
USA

South America

Aruba
Aruba
Bahamas
Bahamas
Barbados
Barbados
Bermuda
Bermuda
Brazil
Brazil
Colombia
Colombia
Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Curaçao
Curaçao
Dominica
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Grenada
Grenada
Guadeloupe
Guadeloupe
Guatemala
Guatemala
Haiti
Haiti
Jamaica
Jamaica
Martinique
Martinique
Montserrat
Montserrat
Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Saint Kitts And Nevis
Saint Kitts And Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Lucia
Saint Martin
Saint Martin
Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos

Oceania

American Samoa
American Samoa
Australia
Australia
Fiji
Fiji
French Polynesia
French Polynesia
Indonesia
Indonesia
New Caledonia
New Caledonia
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