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Restoration of coral reefs is possible by working collaboratively 

 

There is hope for coral reefs.  Many people are searching for corals that grow well in conditions where corals bleaching could occur.  Over the past decade, scientists have developed new ways to cultivate corals, and hundreds of organizations have formed to use those techniques to grow millions of baby corals which they place onto damaged reefs to support recovery.  People are finding ways to reduce the amount of fertilizer that gets washed from land onto reef areas.  Around the world there are groups working to prevent single-use plastics and to generally reduce the amount of plastic being used.  And people are developing non-toxic products – like sunscreens – to replace products that are harmful to corals and other species.  All these groups need more support from people who care.

 

  • Manufacturers and  research teams are dedicated to finding alternatives to chemicals in existing products that can leach onto reef areas from household cleaners, bug repellants, outdoor furniture stains, and more.  The Toxics Use Reduction Institute is one such group.

 

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