Reef Renewal Bonaire (RRFB) is a non-profit organization funded in 2012, dedicated to protecting and restoring coral reefs in Bonaire. Through large-scale propagation, outplanting, and monitoring of genetically diverse corals, RRFB works to assist the reefs’ natural recovery. To date RRFB oversees 8 nurseries are made up of 116 nursery trees for a total capacity of 13,650 corals. Since 2013, RRFB has outplanted more than 22,000 corals back to the reef at 11 different sites. Photomosaics and 3D models are used to monitor over time the coral growth and development of the restored area, which currently extends for approximately 1 ha of reef (~9,000m2).
Collaboration(s): Reef Renewal Foundation Bonaire.