Coral Sea Foundation
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Marine conservation awareness and education, Marine protected areas, Coral reefs conservation
The Coral Sea Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of the ecological and social value of the Coral Sea and Eastern Coral Triangle and to be proactive in its sustainable management. Combining an ethos of science, gender equity, ecotourism, and sustainability, the Foundation works with traditional owners to develop marine reserves that enhance fisheries and ecotourism resources, while improving the basic quality of life of people in our partner villages. Their primary program is Sea Women of Melanesia, empowering women in PNG and Solomon Islands in developing marine conservation expertise. They also have a Vessel Deployment Program that is developing an Expedition Vessel (catamaran) uniquely adapted to operations in the Coral Sea.