Nursery Expansion Project

RRFB Expands Capacity of Coral Nurseries RRFB is expanding its network of coral nurseries and restoration sites around Bonaire and Klein Bonaire. RRFB employs selective propagation and breeding to strengthen coral populations, targeting coral genotypes that have demonstrated resilience to rising temperatures and stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD). This project is made possible through ...

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Coral Seeding Collaboration

Coral Seeding: Synergies in Technology and Application to Restore Coral Reefs in the Caribbean Fundación Dominicana de Estudios Marinos (FUNDEMAR) has joined forces with Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) and SECORE International to implement innovative approaches for large scale coral restoration. Key actions include optimizing mass breeding of corals, engineering individual steps of Coral Seeding ...

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Safeguarding the Genetic Diversity of Bonaire’s Coral Reefs

Safeguarding the Genetic Diversity of Bonaire's Coral Reefs Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) uses selective breeding and assisted fertilization to increase the resilience of Bonaire’s coral reefs in the face of disease and rapidly warming waters. RRFB and partner organization Secore International share tools, expertise, and resources to strengthen populations of key coral species in ...

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Adjusting Our Strategy Amidst SCTLD

Reef Renewal Bonaire Strengthens Coral Resilience Amidst Growing Threats Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) adjusts their restoration strategy to build coral resilience to Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) and other threats to Bonaire’s reefs. RRFB aims to establish a land-based facility to bolster their larval propagation efforts, a vital step towards ensuring the genetic ...

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100+ Gather to Celebrate ReeFiesta 2023!

ReeFiesta 2023: A Celebration of Community and Coral Restoration in Bonaire Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) hosted its 5th annual ReeFiesta event on Thursday, June 1st, 2023 to celebrate World Reef Awareness Day, with support from official sponsors World Wildlife Fund, Ocean Oasis Beach Club, and Orco Bank. Over 150 community members and 13 local ...

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Announcing ReeFiesta 2023

ReeFiesta 2023: Let’s Celebrate Our Reefs, Together! RRFB is hosting a free, all-day event on June 1st, 2023 to celebrate World Reef Awareness Day. Divers of any skill level and non-divers are invited to gain hands-on, coral restoration experience and celebrate Bonaire’s reefs in the company of like-minded community members. Download PDF 16 MAY 2023 ...

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Nursery-reared Boulder Corals Outplanted for First Time

Outplanting a Boulder, More Resilient Reef In a historic first, RRFB began outplanting 3 species of nursery-reared boulder coral. By expanding the number of species they grow and outplant, RRFB improves the diversity and overall resilience of Bonaire’s reefs. Download PDF 25 JANUARY 2023 (Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean) For the first time in history, 3 species ...

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A Decade of Restoration

Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire Celebrates 10 Years of Coral Restoration Download PDF 26 APRIL 2022 It has been 10 years since the first coral nursery was installed in Bonaire, kick-starting the island coral restoration project and giving a helping hand to our beautiful and endangered coral reefs. Fast forward to today, and Reef Renewal Foundation ...

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RRFB Dive Shop Network Grows

2 New Dive Shop Members Join Our Restoration Efforts Divi Dive Bonaire and VIP Diving join Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire’s mission to restore and protect our vital coral reefs. Download PDF 14 JANUARY 2020 (Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean) In a moment when responsible and sustainable tourism are greatly valued, Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) is pleased ...

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