YAF KERU "Coral Garden" is an ambitious local development program, in Indonesia, around the protection and restoration of 5 ha of coral reefs over the next 3 years.Coral reefs are considered to be the world's richest ecosystems in terms of biodiversity. The health of the oceans, but also of the people who live in them, depends on their good health.
The main objective of YAF KERU is to restore these reefs in a particularly resilient area, placing local populations at the heart of the action in a sustainable manner.
The program underwent a pilot phase between 2016 and 2020 that tested, demonstrated the feasibility of restoration and demonstrated its ecological and social impact on the area.
Since mid-2023, it has entered a phase of accelerating its impact by extending the number of hectares restored and multiplying the number of sites.
Coral reefs are restored by local "Coral Gardeners", using coral fragments that are cut and attached to submerged metal structures in key areas. By restoring and stabilizing the substrate at the top of the slope, we prevent the reef at the bottom from being buried by dead coral and coral debris.
By restoring 1ha on the upper part, it's at least 1 hectare protected on the lower part.
YAF KERU is co-sponsored by The Sea people, the local association in charge of the project's field deployment, and Planète Mer scientific communications and background research partner.
18 € ꓿ 1m² reef restored + 1m² additional reef protected
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