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The Reef Story

In 2021, we revealed Hope Reef as the start of the world’s largest coral reef restoration project.
Because our reefs are disappearing fast. With almost one quarter of all marine life facing extinction as a result.

That’s why it’s so encouraging that we’re already seeing some amazing results.
With life returning to and thriving on the previously decimated reef site at an unprecedented rate.
Rebounding from only 1% coral coverage to over 70%, and with a massive 300% increase in fish abundance in the area.
With over 100 different fish species now calling Hope Reef their home.
But it’s just a start.

Our ambition is to plant 2 million new corals across the World by 2029.
And from our initial site in Indonesia, hope is now growing much closer to Australian hearts: The Great Barrier Reef.
By using special steel structures called Reef Stars, we’re able to plant live coral fragments back into the ocean and anchor them down so that they have the best chance of survival.

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Three main sites of restoration – Moore Reef, Green Island and Bait Reef

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Reef Stars installed across the Great Barrier Reef

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coral species growing on one site alone
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The making of
Dine Hope
Reef

Our marine scientists work with local island communities to create and securely lay Reef Stars on the ocean floor. These special steel structures help to rapidly rebuild coral reefs that have lost the ability to recover on their own.

Watch as we work together to attach coral fragments to hand coated Reef Stars. These fragments then begin to take on a life of their own and grow, eventually covering the entire Reef Star with vibrant coral.

Our coral reef conservation method has helped coral cover at Hope Reef rocket from just 10% to an impressive 60%—and we’re just getting started.

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together?

Are you a business or organisation wanting to leave a positive pawprint promise on the world? Let’s explore how we restore coral reefs together.