WILLEMSTAD - non-profit organization Coral Restoration Foundation Curaçao (CRFC) have partnered with Baoase Luxury Resort to build a pop-up coral nursery at their resort.
CRFC currently maintains 50 coral trees across the island. These coral trees grow fragments of critically endangered coral species and once these fragments are mature enough, they are out planted to different sites around Curaçao. The out planted coral clusters not only improve the health of the reefs but also increase fish populations in the area.
Over the 3 year partnership with Baoase Luxury Resort, 240 corals will be hung on 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 with be out planted onto the reef.
"We are really excited to have another hotel involved with the work we're doing" said Pol Bosch, CRFC Project Manager. "It highlights 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.