Association of Reef Keepers (ARK)

ARK

Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands, ​VG1110

Region Active

Caribbean

Non-profit NGO

1993

Activity

Marine conservation awareness and education, Protection of marine life, Coral reef restoration, Sea turtles, Sustainable yachting

Description

ARK is dedicated to ensuring the preservation and sustainability of the BVI marine environment for the benefit of all future generations. In addition to their many projects, they collect information used to determine short and long-term changes of the marine environment which will ultimately aid effective marine resource management strategies. Community involvement and education are key strategies. The projects include: BVI Sea Turtle Programme, Coral Restoration and Rescue, Sustainable Cruising and Yachting, and Reef to Ridge (to reduce flooding, island erosion and sedimentation in coastal waters)