From Rubble to Reef – Coral Restoration in Raja Ampat, West Papua

Raja Ampat, a remote archipelago in Indonesia’s West Papua province, is one of the planet’s last wilderness areas. Its countless islands form the heart of the Coral Triangle, where 75% of earth's hard coral species can be found.

Oct 25, 2023

The Coral Nursery at Soneva Fushi – New Highs and Challenges

In 2021, the Soneva Foundation and Coralive gathered forces to initiate a coral restoration programme at Soneva Fushi, a sustainable luxury resort on Kunfunadhoo, one of the largest islands in the Maldives.

Jul 15, 2023

Updates from our Coral Research in the Seychelles

After months of meticulous work on Fregate Island, Seychelles, our 1 year-long coral restoration experiment comes to an end. Partnering on this project with Blancpain Ocean Commitment, we knew that Mineral Accretion Technology (MAT) would support the growth, health and survival of transplanted coral fragments.

May 15, 2022

Coral Nursery at Soneva Fushi in the making

We have been busy initiating our latest project here in the Maldives. Located on the stunning island of Soneva Fushi in the Baa Atoll, we have partnered with the Soneva Foundation to build what will be one of the largest coral nurseries in the world powered by mineral accretion technology (MAT).

Mar 10, 2022

Soneva and Coralive embark on a Project to Launch One of the World’s Largest Coral Nurseries

October 27, 2021. Soneva has launched an ambitious programme to restore coral reef systems and create a coral hub for the Maldives. A partnership between the Soneva Foundation and the Swiss environmental organisation Coralive, the project aims to protect and regenerate this vital marine habitat

Oct 29, 2021

Scaling up coral restoration around Fregate Island

Fregate Island, Blancpain and are pleased to announce the release of the latest short film on their experimental coral restoration initiative, a project that is part of their long-standing Ocean Commitment program to restore and preserve the marine environment in the Seychelles.

Sep 23, 2021

Collecting data to design better coral restoration projects

We are back on Fregate Island in the Seychelles for the 3rd phase of our coral restoration project to continue our research and conservation work on the local reef supported by the Mineral Accretion Technology (MAT). This time we will focus on finding the most cost efficient way to power and maintain electrified reef structures.

Mar 14, 2021

Conservation around Fregate Island

Since 2018, Blancpain and Fregate Island Private have joined forces to study, restore and preserve the marine environment around the island. and led the field projects with additional support from the Green Islands Foundation, and the Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust.

May 09, 2020

Carbon Neutral Flights

As an international organization, we happen to fly quite a bit in order to get to our project locations. Often times we get confronted how we comprehend this rather contradictory fact of producing CO2 and help corals to regrow that are suffering due to elevated levels of CO2 in the atmosphere in the first place.

Apr 21, 2020

Scientific Research on Mineral Accretion in Kenya

In December 2019,, in conjunction with the REEFolution foundation and Wageningen Research University, began the establishment of a scientific report to test the effects of the mineral accretion process.

Jan 17, 2020