Coral Reef Initiative

Coral reef cover less than 1% of the ocean, yet provide habitat for a quarter of known marine species. These highly biodiverse and breathtaking ecosystems face threats including: ocean acidification and warming, pollution, tourism and overharvesting.

While scientists say we have lost half the world's coral reefs- WE CAN STILL SAVE HALF! Earth Law Center is developing a new framework for coral reef protection that incorporates the rights of nature, rights of local communities, and the rights of fishermen. 

Partners in this endeavor include ReefLife Restoration and Sea Legacy Project. If you would like help protect a coral reef ecosystem, contact us today at

Want to learn more? Check out our blog on Medium - Be Part of the Solution: Saving Coral Reefs

Photo credit:  Coral reef ecosystem at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge. Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service