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It’s official: Initiative to Regrow Caribbean Reefs

It's official: Initiative to Regrow Caribbean Reefs

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Another drive has launched to help rebuild coral reefs in the Caribbean — most notably the Coral Restoration Foundation in Bonaire.

The nonprofit Tourism Cares, the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), and the Grupo Puntacana Foundation in the Dominican Republic have partnered on a Coral Restoration Capacity Building Project to assist three Caribbean destinations whose reefs suffered serious damage during last year’s hurricanes.

Two individuals each from Dominica, the British Virgin Islands and the US Virgin Islands recently spent a week in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, completing a Coral First Aid Certification training program. Additional individuals from the affected territories will now be trained by these graduates to assist with major restoration efforts.

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