Who we are

Dedicated to restoring Bonaire’s coral reefs since 2012

Our Mission

Our mission is to help protect, replenish, and restore the biodiverse coral reefs of Bonaire. We focus on implementing innovative, science-based programs that expand and strengthen populations of keystone coral reef species. We do this so that the reefs of Bonaire can gain the necessary scale, genetic diversity, and resilience to thrive today and in the uncertain, ever-changing conditions of the future.

Our Vision

The vision of Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire
is a world:
  • Where knowledge and experience can be shared
  • Where reefs are protected and restored
  • Where reef degradation is halted
  • Where ocean awareness is promoted

Our Core Values

  • Be committed and determined
  • Be accountable and transparent
  • Be positive and motivational
  • Have integrity
  • Pursue growth and learning
  • Embrace and drive change

Our priorities


Collaborative Management

Work closely with key stakeholders on Bonaire (governments, the marine park, divers and dive operators, local businesses, and other non-profits) to spearhead reef restoration on the island


Outreach & Education

Actively engage with and inspire Bonaire’s residents and visitors with interactive educational programs and events. Our core mission is dependent upon a growing force of well-trained local volunteers.


Research & Science

Partner with world-class scientists and science-backed organizations to accelerate our work, refine our restoration techniques, and properly communicate our progress here on Bonaire


Network Building

Seek international recognition for Bonaire as a Coral Reef Restoration Center of Excellence and attract scientists and restoration practitioners from around the globe, who come to Bonaire in search of proper training techniques and best-practice education

How it all started

Our project began in 2012 with just two small nurseries, a few corals, and the support of the Bonaire government and STINAPA Bonaire. Today, with the help of 14 partner diveshops around the island and a dedicated team of volunteers, Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire has outplanted over 59,000 corals back to the reef!