Our Unique Approach
BRIDGING TWO WORLDS
Our unique approach is that we partner with island communities to combine traditional stewardship and modern resources to restore and protect coral reefs
For centuries, indigenous peoples have protected nature and ensured the survival of endangered species. We focus on a highly valuable yet underutilized solution — synergy between people with traditional knowledge and those with material and technical wealth who value the existence of healthy ecosystems.
Marine protection is most successful when communities are in control. We work on-the-ground with communities and local governments, leveraging relationships to get results.
Funding cycles can prohibit the realization of protection that lasts. OneReef does not leave after a few years; we work with partner communities for as long as it takes, and make course corrections as needed.