Sheba, one of our key partners, has launched the world's largest coral reef restoration program, restoring more than 185,000 square meters of reef by 2029.
For 30 years, the seafloor of Salisi' Besar, a reef off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia was silent, destroyed by blast fishing to become a lifeless, mobile grey coral rubble bed. In 2019, Sheba, building upon a decade of research and in partnership with the MARS team, restored a 50 meter long reef, spelling the word H-O-P-E. Since then, Hope has grown both above and below the water...
When we install Reef Stars, we don't just grow Hope for the coral reefs we're restoring. We grow and spread Hope for each person who is part of the journey, providing tangible evidence that there are man-made solutions for man-made problems.
Sheba is building on the momentum of Hope Reef through the Hope Grows Campaign, a 10-year commitment to restore the rest of Salisi' Besar as well as undertaking restoration at other locations around the globe in need of hope, including Hawaii, Australia, and the maldives.
Thankfully, whoever you are, wherever you are, you can play a powerful part in restoring the ocean's natural splendour.
A community dedicated to investing time, care, and resources to collectively grow never-ending hope for coral reefs.
Check out the YouTube channel that grows coral below, proceeds from the channel will be donated to our partner, The Nature Conservancy, to support coral reef restoration projects.