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  • Arden O’Connor in Boston in 2012. Arden was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia at the age of 26 and was treated with a drug derived from a Caribbean sea sponge.
  • Soft Corals at Horshu Reef near Kimbe Bay in Papua New Guinea. Components found in coral reefs are essential sources of medicine for everything from diabetes to Alzheimer’s disease
  • Schooling Fusiliers, Healthy Staghorn Coral, Angelfish, Butterflyfish and Anthias in the waters at Kofiau, part of the Raja Ampat Islands of Indonesia.
  • A diver looks down on diverse coral reef life near Komodo, Indonesia. Coral reefs are one of the world’s most threatened ecosystems.
  • A diver explores a hard coral reef in the shallow waters off the Raja Ampat Islands in Indonesia, part of The Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle contains 75 percent of all known coral species.
  • Soft corals in Wakatobi, Indonesia. Scientists estimate that unless we take immediate action, we could lose up to 70 percent of coral reefs by 2050.
  • Coral reef and starfish in Wakatobi, Indonesia. The Conservancy is dedicated to protecting these vital ecosystems all around the world
  • By donating to The Nature Conservancy, you can help protect the coral reefs that are protecting our health.
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