Biorock coral reef and fisheries restoration wins two major UN awards

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 20:25 -- admin-media
Biorock, Pemuteran, Bali, 2012, coral, reef, restoration

Biorock coral reef and fisheries restoration wins two major UN awards

The United Nations Development Program Special Award for Marine and Coastal Zone Management, and the UNDP Equator Award for Community Based Development were awarded to the Biorock coral reef and fisheries restoration projects at Pemuteran Bali, during the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 20 2012. These projects are run by the Yayasan Karang Lestari (Protected Coral Foundation in Indonesian), the local partner to the Global Coral Reef Alliance, developers of the technology.

New photographs of these stunning projects, in areas that were formerly nearly barren, can be seen at:

http://www.biorock.org/content/pemuteran-bali-may-2012-eunjae-im

http://www.globalcoral.org/Equator%20Award%20presentation%20(4).pdf

The Global Coral Reef Alliance is ready to partner with all serious local groups that want to keep their reefs alive where they would die and grow new reefs back in a few years in places where there has been little or no natural recovery. Our Biorock Technology is the only method of coral reef restoration known that greatly accelerates the settlement, growth, survival, healing, and resistance to environmental stress of corals and all marine organisms.