Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire celebrates 10 years of coral restoration

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 Bonaire (RRFB) is a successful organization, recognized worldwide for its tangible restoration results, the continued ...

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Job Opening: Communication & Development Officer

Reef renewal bonaire team
Our mission Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) is an NGO, non-profit organization dedicated to assist the recovery of deteriorated coral reef areas in Bonaire, using active coral restoration as a strategy to preserve and enhance the population of coral species, by: Propagating, outplanting and monitoring of genetically diverse corals Developing new and innovative ways to ...

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Caring for Coral in Bonaire

Many scientists believe we are at the stage where no part of Earth, from rainforests to ice caps to oceans, is free from human impact. It has been labeled the ‘era of mass extinction’, largely caused by humans. My PhD research explores how we, as individuals and as a society, can care more about the ...

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Announcing BEST2.0+ funding

Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire is excited to announce to have received a grant provided by the IUCN through the BEST 2.0+ Programme funded by the European Commission, to further support the project “Larval propagation: an innovative technique to scale-up Bonaire’s reef restoration program” in partnership with SECORE International. Larval propagation techniques The project, which will ...

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Coral Studies: Coral thermal tolerance – By Serena Hackerott

Coral "stress hardening" Corals are vulnerable to multiple environmental stressors including nutrient pollution and rising ocean temperatures. In some cases, experiencing environmental stress can increase a coral’s ability to tolerate later stress exposures. Coral “stress hardening” (exposing corals to moderately stressful conditions with the goal of increasing their stress tolerance) has the potential to increase ...

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Experiencing Reef Renewal as an Intern

For the first time in over a year, the Reef Renewal Foundation welcomed two interns back to help the effort again. In this blog post, they would like to share their experiences from the past three months while working with us. Cheyenna has just graduated from coastal and marine management in the Netherlands and wanted ...

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Measuring our Coral Reef Restoration Success

Coral Reef Restoration Success
The goal of our monitoring protocol is to assess the success and efficacy of the coral restoration effort through the collection of data like survival, coral condition (tissue health, disease, bleaching, predation, etc.) and growth. Our coral restoration monitoring methods, like traditional methods, have focused mainly on the survival and growth of individual outplanted coral ...

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Job Opening: Reef Restoration Technician-CLOSED

coral Outplanting
Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) is a non-profit organization which mission is to protect and assist the reefs’ natural recovery restore coral reefs in Bonaire by: propagating, outplanting, and monitoring of genetically diverse corals developing new and innovative ways to restore reefs that are supported by research collaborations and shared worldwide training, engaging, and inspiring ...

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Welcome Divi Dive Bonaire and VIP Diving

In a moment when responsible and sustainable tourism are greatly valued, Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire (RRFB) is pleased to announce the addition of Divi Dive Bonaire and VIP Diving to the list of dive operators that are supporting the island reef restoration effort. Divi Dive staff getting ready to install coral nursery trees VIP Diving ...

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Assessing coral reef restoration success

coral
We are Anne Top and Sander Heijnens, two students from Wageningen University and coral lovers. After having read all about corals in the books, we thought it was time to go into action and investigate more about it for our Master thesis. So here we are on Bonaire, for three months, doing an internship with ...

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