Let’s all become actors of the protection of marine biodiversity

The soscorail.org website features scientifically validated and impactful projects for the protection and restoration of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangroves in the French overseas territories. Individuals and companies alike support a project, a region or the whole program.

Coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds are jewels of biodiversity. They play a vital role for marine biodiversity and are also crucial for local communities by providing coastal protection from storms, food supply and a source of income.

On a global scale, these ecosystems are under serious threat: half of them have already disappeared, whilst 25% of marine species depend directly on them for their survival.

The SOS Coral programme is run in partnership with the Ministry of Ecological Transition and the Ministry of Overseas Territories, which chair over the IFRECOR (French Coral Reef Initiative).

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Did you know?

As the fourth largest country in terms of reef surface area, behind Australia, Indonesia and the Philippines, France has a specific responsibility for the preservation of these ecosystems.

50 %
of coral reefs
have already disappeared
25 %
of marine species depend on these vulnerable ecosystems
10 %
of global coral reefs depend on France (4th rank – 55,000 km2)