our Current Campaign


Mil corales por Costa Rica / A thousand corals for Costa Rica:

Raising Coral will grow at least 1000 corals (multiple species) and plant them at in Golfo Dulce at reef sites that have been previously damaged. 

The Campaign Kickoff:

Our Campaign kicked off on March 8, 2019 at the Cine Magaly in San Jose, with a premiere of the documentary "Simbiosis" by Costa Rica’s film company Pelagos, which follows the Raising Coral team, both above and below the water in their coral nursery and on the reef. The Campaign also included the release of the beautiful children’s book “Los Corales Mágicos,” by Costa Rican author Lara Rios, and an exhibit of photographs and art by well-known Costa Rican artists and photographers.

The Campaign Schedule:

Nursery expansion and coral fragmentation is beginning now, and within a year, at least 1000 corals will be outplanted to select reef sites.  The newly planted coral communities will be monitored for several years.

Cost of the Campaign:

US$ 35.000.  The cost of this campaign also includes outfitting and training a few local workers to help with nursery maintenance. The more funds we have, the more corals we will grow, and the more locals we can train.

Strategic Partners:

The Campaign will be financed with tax deductible donations from corporations and private donors.  If you wish to contribute to this cause, you can donate here.


The group PELAGOS produced the beautiful film “Simbiosis: Un documental sobre humanos y corales” about our project, which premiered on March 8, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica. It is currently being rendered with english subtitles and will be made available for further screenings within a few weeks. In the meantime, you can see the trailer below, and check here for information about how you can view the full documentary, or show it in your community or school. It is a great educational tool about corals and coral reef ecosystems, their declining state, and what we can do about it.


The “1000 Corales por Costa Rica” kick-off event was a great success! Thanks to everyone who helped pull this off, especially PELAGOS, and also Lara Rios and Vicky Ramos, Cine Magaly, Santillana, CIMAR/Universidad de Costa Rica, and GIZ, along with many others shown below. THANK YOU! and ¡MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS!