CORAL CATCH

We are on a mission to empower 100 local women to protect and restore the coral reefs of Indonesia

OUR MISSION

Acknowledging the decline of coral reefs and the persistent gender gap in marine conservation, we made it our mission to empower local women to pursue careers in marine conservation by providing them with coral restoration scholarships.

Our ultimate goal is to build a strong network of 100 female leaders who protect and restore the coral reefs of Indonesia.

Coral Catch is registered as an official NGO organization in Indonesia under the name Yayasan Gili Matra Bersama – registration number 2606230096432.

Our Scholarship Program

Our nine-week award winning scholarship program gives women the knowledge, tools, experience and network to set up and monitor a coral restoration project.

Meet the Coral Catch Superwomen

All these women graduated from our nine-week coral restoration scholarships and are now making big waves in marine conservation!

Why is Coral Catch important?

Coral reefs support life in our oceans, and our oceans support life as we know it. Yet half of our coral reefs have already been lost and scientists estimated that more than 90% of all coral reefs are expected to die by 2050, if we don’t act now.

In a world without coral reefs….

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There would be 50-80% less oxygen for us to breathe

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Around a quarter of all marine life would lose their habitat (that’s over 1 million species!) 

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Hundreds of millions of people would lose their main source of food and income

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200 million people could lose their protection from storms, hurricanes and tsunamis

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    more than 50% of cancer drug research will not be possible as they rely on coral reefs

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The world would lose about $36 billion in tourism revenue every year

To safeguard our oceans, it’s essential that we come together as a community. We believe in the power of including every voice to ensure effective and comprehensive action.

While strides have been made in recent years to promote gender equality in marine science and conservation, a significant gender gap still persists in the diving industry and marine conservation field. At Coral Catch, we are committed to reducing this gender gap by providing opportunities for local women to pursue careers in marine conservation. 

Join The Movement

Apply for a scholarship


Join our award-winning coral restoration scholarship program where you'll learn how to set up and monitor a coral restoration project in just 9 weeks.

Share your knowledge

You are an expert in your field (marine science, entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, well being) and you would like to share your knowledge with our Superwomen ?

Sponsor a Superwoman


Become a sponsor and contribute to creating better lives, stronger coral reefs, and a brighter future for young women in Indonesia.

Awards

In 2023 Rose, the founder of Coral Catch, was named Sea Hero of the Year by Scuba diving magazine for making marine conservation careers accessible to all women in Indonesia.

In 2022 Coral Catch was honored with the prestigious GoAbroad Award in the category of ‘Innovation in Philanthropy’. This recognition underscores our commitment to innovative solutions and impactful philanthropic endeavors in marine conservation.

In 2023, Coral Catch was listed as one of the three finalists of the Ocean Awards in the category ‘ Local Hero’

This award recognizes the individual or (grassroots / community-based / local) group that has had the most positive impact on the marine environment within their local community.

In 2022 Coral Catch was one of the first organizations of PADI’s Community Grant Program Funding.

PADI AWARE Community Grants are awarded to ocean protection initiatives and projects in direct support of the United Nations Decade of Science for Sustainable Development.

Meet Our Coral Catch Ambassadors

Dr. Siti Nurtahirah Jaafar

Senior Lecturer @ Faculty of Science and Marine Environment, Terengannu University Malaysia

Coral Catch Ambassador Emma Camp
Dr. Emma Camp

Dr. Emma Camp – Deputy Team Leader of the Future Reefs team @ the University of Technology Sydney

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