Continued Active Restoration of Critically Endangered Coral Species with a Focus on Acroporids


Fragments of Hope, Ltd


Belize Barrier Reef System

Thematic Area:

Climate Resilience


June 2023 – May 2026

Funds from Belize Fund ($BZD):


Co-financing ($BZD):


Project Goal:

Continued active restoration of critically endangered coral species in Belize.

Project Objectives:

  1. Enhance coral biodiversity on reefs across Belize through replenishment of resilient coral genets from endangered species.
  2. Quantify effects of local environment, genotype, and acclimation capacity from out-planted corals.

Expected Outputs:

  1. Outplanted coral genets, proven to be climate and disease resilient in Southern Belize, in marine reserves in Central and Northern Belize.
  2. Mapped SCTLD impacted reefs that ID survivors.
  3. Completed trial transplant of SCTLD survivors to ‘graveyard sites’ in tourist areas.
  4. Enhanced coral restoration capacity in Belize and the greater Caribbean.
  5. In-situ growth and physiology of newly IUCN red-listed corals assessed after 5+ years of reciprocal transplant across reef environments.