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The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation Form Partnership with Ocean Rescue Alliance

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“The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation (WFCRC) announced a partnership with Ocean Rescue Alliance (ORA), both 501 (c) (3) Florida organizations with over 16 years of combined operational experience domestically and internationally.

This partnership will reach new goals of collaborative efforts to attain coral restoration success throughout Florida and expanding internationally with applied restoration strategies that enhance coral growth and outplanting efficiency while engaging the local communities in impactful ways”– Vic Ferguson, Executive Director  & Founder, The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation (WFCRC). “ORA’s goal is to connect stakeholders, organizations, and communities to fill gaps in marine restoration and aid scaling conservation and restoration efforts.

Partnering with other like-minded organizations is essential to collaboratively achieving conservation success and taking an interdisciplinary approach to solving some of our most pressing environmental issues”– Shelby Thomas, Founder & CEO, Ocean Rescue Alliance (ORA).

“We are excited to announce our partnership with the World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation (WFCRC) which will merge our skills, aiding in more effective communication of our research with the public. Further, we strive to encourage individual engagement with our restoration efforts to conserve coral reefs and stress that-every individual can help!” – Shelby Thomas Founder & CEO, Ocean Rescue Alliance.

The benefits of this new partnership include:

  • Continuing growth in international and direct-to-consumer businesses, which remains key long-term drivers of both organic growth and margin expansion
  • Insuring reef assessment data has the widest applicability
  • Providing free knowledge and research to a public data base of our coral restoration and other applied research projects.

About Ocean Rescue Alliance (ORA)

As a marine conservation and restoration non-profit organization that implements novel science-driven techniques to restore our marine environments, Ocean Rescue Alliance (ORA) creates and installs artificial reefs while providing educational programing, community building, and conducting scientific research. These efforts are designed to incorporate art, innovative structures, and safe materials to enhance marine habitats, protect coastlines, inspire and educate the public, and provide unique diving locations while also advancing the field of marine restoration. ORA’s goal is to spread awareness and create marine habitats that will last for generations to come. Through ORA, we strive to unite marine conservation and restoration organizations around the globe to help us save our oceans one reef at a time!

Learn more at: https://www.oceanrescuealliance.org

About The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation (WFCRC)

The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation’s (WFCRC) mission is to advance the understanding, use, and conservation of coral reefs through an integrated program in data gathering/sharing, education, and outreach built upon active and long-term partnerships with divers, conservationist, the science community, and local governments. WFCRC provides an ideal model for data and information sharing, research, education, and outreach.

Learn more at: https://www.wfcrc.org


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