Get to know the International Coral Reef Initiative — an international partnership to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world. ICRI unites the global coral community and raises awareness of the need to protect coral reefs.
The National Coral Reef Management Fellowship is a two-year program established to respond to the need for additional coral reef management capacity in U.S. states and territories.
Crown of thorns sea stars are large predators that have wreaked havoc on coral reefs in the Pacific. Learn how NOAA supports the effort to remove these sea stars from reefs on Guam.
Coral reefs support more species than any other marine environment and rival rainforests in their biodiversity. Explore how NOAA is leading U.S. efforts to study and conserve these precious resources for future generations.
Corals are popular as souvenirs, for home decor and in costume jewelry, yet corals are living animals that eat, grow, and reproduce. It takes corals decades or longer to create reef structures, so leave corals and other marine life on the reef.
Even if you live far from coral reefs, you can have an impact on reef health and conservation. Learn more about what you can do to support healthy coral reefs.