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Coral restoration, Funding of projects
Coral Heroes is a France-based organisation dedicated to the preservation of coral reefs, the restoration of marine ecosystems and the safeguarding of coastal communities that depend on it. It creates funding links between local NGOs already active in the field and people wishing to participate in/contribute to the safeguarding of our marine ecosystems. Two projects in South East Asia show the work that can be achieved from such linking, one being on Tioman Island in Malaysia where the Reef Check Malaysia team have created coral nurseries from glass bottles, addressing both the need for coral restoration and the problem of glass recycling on the island, and engaging locals in the process. On Mantanani island too coral restoration is underway, as well as a plastic recovery programme.