Coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea. Home to more than a quarter of all marine species, they are some of the most biodiverse and productive ecosystems on the planet. They’re also an important source of food, coastal protection and employment to millions of people all around the world.
In the Dominican Republic, 80% of the island’s 10 million inhabitants live on the coast and rely on the reef for their livelihood. But this important marine ecosystem is under threat. As well as the damaging impact of climate change, activities like intensive scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing are impacting the coral and its delicate ecosystem.
Being kind to the coral aims to support environmental training and inspire ageneration of Youth Ambassadors for coral reef conservation