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Coral Triangle Marine Conservation Action

The Coral Triangle Marine Conservation Action

is a collaboration between:
Coral Sea Foundation
Sea Women of Melanesia
The Jock Clough Marine Foundation
Melanesian Luxury Yacht Services

Mission Statement

The Coral Sea borders the Great Barrier Reef and the island archipelagos of Melanesia, and contains marine ecosystems of exceptionally high quality and biodiversity. Our aim is to raise awareness of the ecological and social value the Coral Sea and Eastern Coral Triangle, and to be proactive in its sustainable management. This region contains the last great reservoir of ultra-diverse coral reef in the world, yet most of it is remote and rarely visited, and is in urgent need of our assistance.
Combining an ethos of marine science, gender equity, and sustainability, the Coral Sea Foundation and the Sea Women of Melanesia work with traditional landowners to develop marine reserves that enhance fisheries and ecotourism resources, while improving the basic quality of life of people in our partner villages through delivery of clean water infrastructure, medical supplies, and educational materials.

Here is what your donation supports:

Any donations, large or small, will contribute to the effectiveness of our efforts to accelerate marine reserve creation in the eastern Coral Triangle and deliver humanitarian aid to our partner communities.

Donation of $30 - $70

  • Basic Coral Reef Field guide
  • Malaria Prevention pack - Treated Mosquito Net, Mosquito Coils, insect repellent, Artemisin.
  • School pack – pens, notebooks, textbooks, school bags
  • Basic Kitchen Pack – Pots, frypans, buckets, knives, food coverings, kitchen utensils, water container.

Donation of $70 - $200

  • Sea Women Reef Monitor Freedive Kit – Mask, snorkel, Fins, Rashvest
  • Mid-range First Aid Pack

Donation of $200 - $1,000

  • Sea Women Reef Monitor Underwater camera & GPS combo
  • Small Water tank and collector
  • Comprehensive first aid kit

Donation of $1,500 - $2,000

  • Sea Woman Reef Survey Training (one week)
  • Medium water tank and collector
  • Comprehensive first aid kit and medical supplies for village

The Sea Women of Melanesia program has an excellent track record of success and was recognised with the UN Champion of the Earth Award in December 2021. We have trained more than 30 PNG women and 8 Solomon Islands women to date, and our partner communities have proposed more than 18 new marine reserve areas within Papua New Guinea. We have completed expeditions to Kimbe, Manus, the Louisiade Archipelago and the D'Entrecasteaux Islands of PNG, and the western province of Solomon Islands, and delivered reef monitoring equipment and first aid supplies to 22 of our partner villages. This work kick-started the process of registering another 17 marine reserves in the heart of the eastern Coral Triangle, one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, and the video productions from these trips have revealed the wonders of this incredible region to thousands of online viewers You tube channel.

With your support, we are excited and inspired to build on these results and deliver sustainable conservation outcomes for the coral reefs and people of Melanesia.

Thank you for considering our project.
Dr Andy Lewis
Executive Director - Coral Sea Foundation

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Coral Triangle Marine Conservation Action

$33,890.85 raised of 125,000.00
27%
Campaign organized by Coral Sea Foundation for:
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Starting at:
01 Mar 2020 AEST
Ending at:
26 Jul 2024 AEST
Location:
Magnetic Island, QLD, 4819, Australia
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