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VZN Partners with the Coral Reef Alliance

VZN is very excited to announce its first partnership with the Coral Reef Alliance!

Check out CORAL’s partnership posts below:

CORAL is committed to saving the world’s coral reefs. They work at local, regional, and global levels to keep coral reefs healthy, so the reefs can survive for generations to come. As one of the largest global NGOs focused exclusively on coral reefs, CORAL has used cutting-edge science and community engagement for nearly 30 years to reduce direct threats to reefs and to promote scalable and effective solutions for their protection.

VZN continues to place its focus on its climate and sustainability-driven mission by incorporating Web3 technologies for a better world. With the help of CORAL, VZN will be able to raise funds for coral reef regions around the globe that need help. With VZN’s donation, these communities will be able to create new and sustainable jobs for workers, decrease the carbon footprint that industry has on these regions, and bring stimulating economic relief to regions that have had their primary resources depleted over the years.

VZN chose to partner with CORAL because of the outstanding achievements they’ve made in Hawai’i and the Mesoamerican Reef. Here are some quick stats on the impact that CORAL made on these areas:

Hawai‘i

As a result of CORAL’s work in the Hawaiian Islands, CORAL has:

  • Restored 3,325 ft. of road and 43,225 sq. ft., stopping a total of 25 tons – or two dump trucks – worth of sediment from smothering of coral reefs in Maui
  • Engaged over 500 volunteers to support CORAL’s ridge to reef restoration program in West Maui
  • Distributed over 10,000 seeds for at-home planting kits for the restoration program
  • Planted 48 trees and 155 grasses to restore the watershed and stop sediment from reaching the ocean.
  • Implemented stream gulch restoration project in West Maui, installing 34 sediment traps along a highly erosive site.
  • Engaged with over 350 students (189 students in elementary and middle) to talk about coral reef conservation and science-based solutions that help our environment

Mesoamerican Reef

As a result of CORAL’s work in the Mesoamerican Region, CORAL has:

  • Prevented 29.3 million gallons of sewage being discharged into the ocean every year
  • Reduced the amount of harmful bacteria in West End, Roatán (Honduras) by 98%
  • Between 2016 and 2020, CORAL demonstrated a decrease in coral disease by 90% in West End, Roatán
  • Increased the fish biomass of the most harvested species in Tela Bay, the lane snapper, by 178,075 lbs from 2016 to 2019. An increase of 165% in five years
  • Engaged with 62 businesses in Roatán and 28 in Utila to implement sustainable practices including reducing plastic usage by substituting eco-friendly options
  • Engaged 25 local community members in CORAL’s “train the trainers” workshop to promote sustainable tourism

If you’d like to learn more about CORAL and what they do, please feel free to visit their website at https://www.coral.org, or check out their Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram accounts.

If you are interested in partnering with VZN for future climate-focused projects, please send an email to info@vznllc.com or visit our Contact page to get in touch with a representative.

By partnering with CORAL, we can #SaveTheSea as a team!

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