Reef Relief Organization

Project Description
REEF RELIEF is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to
Preserving and Protecting Living Coral Reef Ecosystems through local,
regional and global efforts. REEF RELIEF was founded in 1986 by
charterboat skipper, Craig Quirolo, the current Director of Marine
Projects. REEF RELIEF is a non-profit corporation, directed by a board
of directors, a Citizen Advisory Board and a Scientific Advisory
Board.

Reef Relief's goal is S.E.A. for C.P.R. We focus on rigorous Science
to Educate the public & Advocate policymakers to
achieve Conservation, Protection, and Restoration of coral reefs.

To implement this new vision, the REEF RELIEF Board developed
objectives and strategies to meet the following goals:

Increase public awareness of the importance and value of living coral
reef ecosystems;

Increase scientific understanding and knowledge of living coral reef
ecosystems;

Strengthen grassroots community-based efforts to protect coral reef
ecosystems;

Design, develop and help implement strategies for marine protected
areas associated with coral reef ecosystems;

Encourage and support ecotourism as part of sustainable community
development that protects and preserves coral reef ecosystems;

Strengthen REEF RELIEF's organizational ability to carry out its new
mission.

Programs to support these goals will based on existing efforts
including the Coral Reef Conservation Program, Photo Monitoring
Survey, the Environmental Center & Store, International Projects, and
fundraising efforts.


For additional information about REEF RELIEF please visit:
http://www.reefrelief.org/mission_body.html#Marine