WILLEMSTAD - non-profit organization Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao (CRFC) have partnered with Kontiki Beach Resort to build a pop-up coral nursery on their house reef.
Over the 3-year partnership with Kontiki, 240 corals will be hung from coral trees providing the optimum conditions for them to grow. As they grow and mature, these fragments will then be out planted and help restore the reef surrounding the resort. By the end of the partnership, 1500 corals will be out planted onto the reef. These corals will not only improve the health of the reefs but also increase fish populations in the area.
"We are really excited to have another hotel involved with the work we're doing" said Pol Bosch, CRFC Project Manager. "These partnerships highlight to the public and other business owners on the island that the health of the oceans is everyone's business".
Support from like-minded companies allows CRFC to engage future generations with the health of the oceans and provide hope for restoring the reefs of Curaçao.