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Donating to help save the Reefs

Coral reefs are the rainforests of the oceans, providing a home for a dazzling array of life. Reef-building corals are the trees that form the foundation of the ecosystem. These corals are usually colonies of many small animals called polyps, which grow a hard calcium carbonate skeleton and can live for hundreds of years.

Coral reefs are the oceans’ lungs; they absorb CO2 from the atmosphere and transform it into the oxygen we breathe. By doing this they regulate air and water temperature for us all.

Almost half of the world’s reefs have been lost in the last 40 years. The main cause is a warming climate, in addition to overfishing and human pollution. Based on current trends, all coral reefs may be dead by the year 2050. This will directly affect hundreds of millions of people and will be an enormous loss for the planet.

Here is a picture of a healthy reef verse a dying and dead reef that has been affected by coral bleaching. 

 

 

This is why I find it so important to donate 10% of my profits towards, the non for profit organisation Reef Check Australia. 

Reef Check Australia is an innovative environmental charity dedicated to providing ways for the community to better understand, appreciate and protect oceans and marine environments.

They believe in empowering people to take positive action for our reefs through engaging in citizen science, connecting people with reef science, and local conservation projects.

Find out more on what Reef Check do here