Save the red coral of Sardinia
Sardinia is famous for its red coral. It used to be found in abundance as shallow as 20 meters but this is no longer the case.
Due to over exploitation and ocean acidification driven by climate change, red coral is now only found much deeper, at around 120 meters or more.
As with any loss of this kind, this affects the biodiversity and the sea takes yet another knock, and as we know, we rely on the seas and oceans for our existence.
Blue Ocean Watch together with Nuraxi and Operation Wallacea,
have teamed up to restore the red coral around Sardinia.
Blue Ocean Watch scientists are developing the most innovative, fast techniques for restoring and protecting reefs through growth and grafting of native red coral.
For this work to be possible, we need support from people like you, governments and local aquaculture specialists to have a lasting effect.
This coming May, Nuraxi has generously offered to host an exclusive fundraising event at their flagship restaurant in Alghero, Sardinia when local dignitaries, philanthropists and corporate heads will gather to explore the best ways of collaborating to make this mission possible and to ensure that the restoration is sustainable for decades to come.
Many people still deny the impact climate change is having – they turn a blind eye to the bleached and dying reefs.
To break through that misinformation and support this restoration effort, Blue Ocean Watch will tell the story through a visual medium – video.
To fund the development of this video, we need your help.
By utilizing local partnerships to keep costs low, we need to raise only 5,000 Euros. We have already begun the hard work of identifying grants, partners and the local specialists to bring this restoration about. Won’t you help us by giving what you can – every little bit counts!
By giving even a little, you will be making a big change.
If you can’t give anything, you can still help by sharing this post on your social media.
Please help in any way you can.
This is your chance to make a change, to have a direct impact on restoring red coral and take one more step in healing our ocean.