We encourage countries and organizations to nominate a key point of contact (or focal point) to facilitate participation in the International Year of the Reef. Focal point activities are critical to ensure all potential IYOR participants are engaged and active.
The Brazilian Ministry of the Environment (MMA) was established in 1992. It’s mission is to promote the adoption of principles and strategies for the protection and restoration of the environment; for the sustainable use of natural resources; for the valuing of environmental services; and for the inclusion of sustainable them in the Brazilian agenda.
Initiated in March 1999 under the Prime Minister’s decision, IFRECOR’s vocation is to promote the protection and sustainable management of coral reefs and their associated ecosystems, seagrasses and mangroves, of major importance to the 10 concerned overseas territories.
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
The Ministry of the Environment works on environmental problems in collaboration with citizens, businesses and local governments in Japan together with other countries throughout the world.
The Marine Research Centre (MRC) of the Maldives, founded in 1984, is the research arm of the Ministry of Fisheries […]
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is the primary government agency in the Philippines that is responsible for […]
United States of America
Convention on Biological Diversity
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was opened for signature on 5 June 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment […]
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been charged by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region with the protection and management of the environment and natural resources of the Pacific.
United Nations Environment Programme
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Their mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Blue finance develops innovative investment mechanisms to improve the management of coral reef ecosystems. A suite of initiatives is being developed […]
Blue Ventures develops transformative approaches for catalysing and sustaining locally led marine conservation. They work in places where the ocean […]
Central Caribbean Marine Institute
CCMI’s mission is to sustain marine biodiversity through research, education, outreach, and conservation.
Coastal Oceans Research and Development in the Indian Ocean (CORDIO)
Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa is a research-based marine conservation organisation which specialises in […]
Coordination group for International Year of the Reef activities in Germany
Group of teaching and research institutions, museums, diving associations supporting the goals of the International Year of the Reef to […]
Coral Cay Conservation
Coral Cay Conservation is an internationally renowned and accredited conservation specialist dedicated to providing the resources to help protect coral […]
Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)
Working with people around the world—from fishermen to government leaders, divers to scientists, Californians to Fijians—the Coral Reef Alliance protects our […]
Coral Triangle initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF)
The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI -CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries: […]
Google Earth Outreach
Google Earth Outreach empowers everyone to create positive change in the world with Geo products and data. Their mission in […]
Green Fins is an initiative that was originally initiated by the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) under the Regional Seas programme as […]
GRID-Arendal was established in 1989 to support environmentally sustainable development by working with UN Environment and other partners. We communicate […]
Healthy Reefs for Healthy People Initiative
Healthy Reefs for Healthy People (HRI) is a globally unique international collaboration among reef research, management and conservation institutions dedicated […]
Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense
Founded in 1998, the Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (AIDA) uses the law to protect the environment and communities suffering […]
International Society for Coral Reef Studies
The International Society for Reef Studies (ISRS) was founded in 1980 and is the principal learned society to which reef scientists and managers from across the world belong.
Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation
The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation is a non-profit environmental science organization and ocean research foundation established to help preserve, protect […]
National University of Singapore
Reef Check Australia
Reef Check Australia is a citizen science organisation. Its primary purpose is to facilitate public participation in meaningful marine monitoring. It empowers individuals and communities to support sustainable healthy reefs.
Reef Check Dominican Republic
Reef Check Dominican Republic joins strategic local partners to achieve a common goal: to protect coral reefs and their associated species.
Reef Check Foundation
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.
Reef Check Malaysia
Reef Check Malaysia focuses on four main programmes which complement each other to promote improved coral reef management in Malaysia, leading to long term conservation outcomes.
Reef Check, Germany
Reef Check is the largest international program of scuba divers and marine scientists. The main objectives of Reef Check are: […]
Reef Environmental Education Foundation
REEF conserves marine environments worldwide. Our mission is to protect biodiversity and ocean life by actively engaging and inspiring the public through citizen science, education, and partnerships with the scientific community.
The Reef-World Foundation is a UK registered charity operating internationally to support governments and communities in sustainable consumption and production of coastal resources and marine life.
Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute (SDMRI)
Suganthi Devadason Marine Research Institute (SDMRI) is a Marine Research and Higher Education organization. The founders of SDMRI are well […]
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation is the lead charity for the Great Barrier Reef, raising funds and creating exceptional strategic […]
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organisation which believes in creating a world where people and nature thrive.
University of Sydney
Since our inception, we have believed in education for all and leadership that makes lives better. The same values continue […]
Wildlife Conservation Society
WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. To achieve […]
World Underwater Federation (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques, CMAS)
The World Underwater Federation (Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques, CMAS) was founded in 1959 and by now it comprises over 130 federations from 5 continents. In addition to organizing international underwater sport events it is at the forefront of technical and scientific research to bring into focus the important issues related to the freshwater and marine underwater world.
World Wide Fund For Nature
WWF’s oceans work focuses on healthy and resilient marine ecosystems that support abundant biodiversity, sustainable livelihoods, and thriving economies.