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What is Reef Check?
Reef Check is a non-profit organization dedicated to marine conservation, especially coral reefs. Reef Check is active in more than 80 countries and focuses on involving people in coral reef monitoring and protection as well as finding financial incentives for conservation. Volunteer teams from the Philippines participated in Reef Check’s first global survey of coral reefs in 1997.

Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to reverse the decline in coral reef health in the Philippines through education, conservation and management. Reef check works with communities to identify and implement ecologically sound and financially sustainable solutions.

Why care about Coral Reefs?
The Philippines has one of the world’s largest coral reef areas. It is in the center of global marine biodiversity with more species than any other country in the world.

Coral reefs are extremely valuable because they:

  • Provide a home for fish and other organisms
  • Support the tourism industry
  • Protect the coast from storm waves
  • Are a source of medicine and food
  • Are a key component for health of Philippine seas, the ocean and our planet.

The RC Philippine Team

Board of Directors

  • Marianne Hontiveros, Chairperson
  • Dr. Perry Alino
  • Carina Escudero
  • Marissa Floirendo
  • Rocky Tirona
  • Arnel Yaptinchay

For inquiries and information about supporting Reef Check Philippines. Please send an e-mail to RCPhilippines@reefcheck.org or ecodiverphil@reefcheck.org

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