Why Costa Rica
Although Central America has coral reefs along both coasts, we began our work on the Pacific side of Costa Rica. The reefs here are built by a handful of coral species, but they are important because they support a high biodiversity of marine life. They are also proving to be resilient to climate change, so we want to culture these survivors for restoring reefs that can withstand future warming. Raising Coral is the first major project to restore the Pacific reefs of Central America.