In honor of oceans around the world, we’ve captured highlights of our restoration work. Read on to learn more!
The Nature Conservancy is a leading marine restoration organization with projects restoring corals, mangroves, sea grasses, shellfish and other habitats around the globe.
Some habitats, like coral and shellfish reefs, are especially important to ocean health, coastal economies and human well-being. Yet, these habitats are also extremely threatened: 85 percent of oyster reefs have been lost globally and 70 percent of coral reefs are threatened. The Nature Conservancy scientists, restoration experts, partners and volunteers are working to turn the tide – restoring coastal habitats that can help:
- Prevent erosion;
- Reduce the risk to coastal communities during storms; and
- Provide important habitat that supports local businesses through fishing, tourism and other economic drivers.
Over the past decade we've been putting science into action at over 160 restoration sites around the globe, 148 of them conducted in partnership with NOAA in U.S. waters. We’ve captured highlights of our restoration work below.
Download the Restoration Works brochure that further highlights our restoration work and partnership with NOAA.
We're working with partners and volunteers to restore this important habitat and powerful water filter in the Gulf. Learn more about our oyster reef restoration efforts and find out how restoration works!
Important - but fragile - coral reefs are integral to ocean environments, but are being degraded around the world. We're working to restore and revive ravaged reefs from Miami to the Virgin Islands. Learn more about how restoration works!
They're important to local economies and provide a natural barrier during storms, as they did for one Grenada school. Learn more about how restoration of mangroves is good for people and nature.
At the largest undeveloped tract of land in the eastern U.S., we're restoring the infrastructure of underwater communities. It's proof that if you plant sea grass, the rest of the ocean community will come.
The Nature Conservancy and NOAA are restoring clam populations, which is helping coastal habitats and communities thrive.