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3.1 Phillip Lim in Los Angeles invites you to a day of shopping in celebration of IYOR 2018!




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Beach clean-up participants collected 400 bags of trash from part of Malaysia's coastline. The clean-up is the first in a series of activities celebrating the International Year of the Reef 2018, and will hopefully raise awareness of the problem of




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Setting a historic precedent, Oman's first two Reef Check trainers - Jenan Anwar Alasfoor and Ali Saleh Ibrahim - were recently certified and are eagerly working to conserve the country's precious coral reefs.




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Registration, including five spots for fellowship winners, is now open for this year's EcoExpedition to Bangka Island, Indonesia, organized in part by Reef Check Italy.




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Reef Check is proud to be one of the partners of this unique film festival, launched by KCET public television in Los Angeles and the independent satellite network Link TV




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The Board of Directors of Reef Check Foundation is excited to welcome Dr. Jan Freiwald as its new Executive Director.




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Reef Check attended the UK launch of the International Year of the Reef 2018 (IYOR) by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. By giving a rousing speech about the coral reef crisis, HRH The Prince of Wales gave a




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Long-time Reef Check Caribbean Coordinators Jim Hewlett and Arun "Izzy" Madisetti, along with Reef Check Executive Director Dr. Gregor Hodgson and a group of four student volunteers, recently surveyed the reefs of Nevis and Dominica to determine the effects of







Who We Are



Founded in 1996, the Reef Check Foundation exists to help preserve the oceans and reefs which are critical to our survival, yet are being destroyed. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories, Reef Check works to protect tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs through education, research and conservation.


What We Do



Every year, Reef Check trains thousands of citizen scientist divers who volunteer to survey the health of coral reefs around the world, and rocky reef ecosystems along the entire coast of California. The results are used to improve the management of these critically important natural resources. Reef Check programs provide ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions to save reefs, by creating partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other nonprofits.
Tropical EcoDiver Program
Reef Check California Program
Ocean Education Program

Where We Work



Reef Check has coordinators, teams, and EcoDiver training facilities in countries around the world. Since the first Reef Check coral reef monitoring survey in 1997, over 10,000 surveys have been completed by Reef Check EcoDivers in over 95 countries and territories. Join a team today!


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