ABOUT REEFOLUTION

The REEFolution foundation aims to restore and create coral reefs together with local communities to improve and sustain biodiversity, thereby contributing to the awareness of the importance of sustaining natural resources and creating opportunities to improve livelihood conditions.

Sustainable fishery

Through sustainable fisheries local communities can harvest fish without depleting fish stocks

Biodiversity and nature conservation

Biodiversity will be maintained through management and protection

Ecotourism

Tourism will be promoted and livelihood conditions improved through more income


2
Projects


42
Coral Nurseries


60
Bottlereefs


20
m2 Coral Reef Restored





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RECENT PROGRAMMES     
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  • REEFolution Kenya Research facility

    Started On March 29, 2017

    Category: Education, Research

    REEFolution Kenya has been developing since 2015. Work in the area has been done through field experiments on coral nursing structures and bottle reefs. To this point, we have been very successful growing coral fragments and thus it is possible for us to expand our activities in the area. Therefore REEFolution is planning to buy […]




    Bottle reef units

    Started On February 10, 2017

    Category: Coral Placement

    Corals need hard substrate to attach themselves and form a coral reef. For the creation of additional coral reefs, it is therefore important that there is hard substrate available   A solution for this is the creation of Bottle reefs. These structures are made of glass bottles that are attached by cement. Not only does […]




  • Coral restoration trees

    Started On

    Category: Coral Nurseries

    To restore degraded coral reefs and create additional ‘artificial’ coral reefs, corals are planted in the area of interest. But where do these corals come from?   A coral is a colony of many little identical coral polyps that work together to form a great underwater structure. Due to storms, animals or humans, branches of […]




RECENT STUDIES    
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  • Feasibility coral restoration

    Started On

    Category: Uncategorized

    Feasibility of coral restoration in Kenya (MSc internship)   Start: August, 2015 REEFolution started its first fieldwork by performing a pilot study in Kenya. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of coral restoration in the Shimoni area, South of Kenya. In August 2015,  two master students from Wageningen University (Michelle Marijt & Ewout Knoester) […]




    Coral predation versus herbivory

    Started On

    Category: Uncategorized

    Coral predation vs herbivory (MSc Thesis)   Start: June, 2016 Coral reef restoration is an active act of conservation that requires a substantial investment of resources such as time and manpower. REEFolution is continuously looking for ways to improve coral growth and survival to make their restoration activities more cost-efficient. At numerous coral reef restoration […]




  • Coral reef restoration

    Started On

    Category: Uncategorized

    Culture and transplantation of corals for artificial reef building   Start: April 2016 The pilot study that had been performed from August till December 2015 showed that it is feasible to have a coral reef restoration project in the Shimoni area. The corals that were used (Porites cylindrica, Acropora aff. formosa, Pocillopora aff. verrucosa and hydrozoan […]




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