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Planète Mer

Planète Mer

A coral reef preservation program in Indonesia

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With 15 €,
Planète Mer finances:
1 m² of protected coral reefs
5,818 €15,000 €
719 Captains


Between 1970 and 2010, 25% of coral reefs, considered to be the world's richest ecosystems in terms of biodiversity, have been destroyed. On their good health depends the health of the oceans, but also of the populations who live off them. 

Reef restoration is therefore essential, for its ecological benefits and for the socio-economic elevator it provides to local populations, 40% of whom live below the poverty line ($2/day). Placing local populations at the heart of restoration action in a sustainable way is therefore key.


Yaf Keru is an ambitious local development program, in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, around the protection and restoration of 3 to 5 ha of coral reefs by the end of 2025. The rehabilitation of 1 ha of coral reefs damaged by dynamite fishing should restore numerous fishing resources in the first year of the project.

The project should enable "coral gardeners" to take hold of the socio-economic value of coral reefs and the undeniable link between the health of the reefs and their communities by providing them with competitive wages.
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Recent result

The pilot phase conducted in 2018-2019 demonstrated the feasibility of the restoration and showed its ecological and social impact on the area with 500m² of corals restored and 750m² protected, more than 5000 corals transplanted, with a survival rate at 88% and growth at 2 cm/month.

The money will be used for

The amount raised will be used to purchase the necessary diving equipment and pay the coral gardeners in the villages located on the project in Raja Ampat, Indonesia.


Restore and protect 0.5 to 1 ha /year of coral reefs from the very first year. More often than not, restoring 1ha of reef in the upper part protects 1ha in the lower part by stopping the "avalanche" phenomenon of dead coral debris.
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