Reef Rehabilitation

Protecting and rehabilitating the coral reef ecosystem in Kiabu and Telaga with direct interventions such as providing artificial reefs, performing coral transplantations, coral nurseries and monitoring.

How do we rehabilitate the reefs?

Artificial reefs

We adopted Mars’ coral spider technique. This type of artificial reef is built using metal and concrete to provide a stable, strong, non-reactive base that will stand the test of time. By providing a stable structure the artificial reef affords protection from predators for reef fish and invertebrate populations and also provides somewhere for coral recruits to settle and grow. The shapes and designs of the structure also serve as protection for small and juvenile fish, as well as invertebrates.

Coral nurseries

We created nursery sites for baby corals to grow quickly to a size where they can then be transplanted to areas of destroyed reefs.