Reef Check Foundation
At Oakley, we believe that everything in this world can and will be made better. We believe in tackling global issues using pioneering technology and design to create innovative ways to make our world a better place.
During the Oakley Pro Bali, we will harness the energy and power behind the sport of surfing to raise awareness and funds for an important global issue: reef health and conservation.
Oakley has partnered with Reef Check Foundation, the official charitable partner of the Oakley Pro Bali, in support of their innovative work in reef preservation in Bali and around the world.
About Reef Check Foundation
The Reef Check Foundation is a 501(c)(3) international non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to save our reefs and oceans. With headquarters in Los Angeles and volunteer teams in more than 90 countries and territories including Bali, Indonesia, Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other non-profits.
Reef Check’s goals are to: educate the public about the value of reef ecosystems and the current crisis affecting marine life; to create a global network of volunteer teams trained in Reef Check’s scientific methods who regularly monitor and report on reef health; to facilitate collaboration that produces ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions; and to stimulate local community action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide.
Reef Check’s Overview on Coral Reefs
Dazzling, colorful, and breathtaking. The world’s most biologically diverse marine system is home to a quarter of all ocean dwelling fish. Coral reefs also feed, protect and inspire hundreds of millions of people around the world. More importantly, the health of coral reefs is a sensitive indicator of the health of our oceans and our planet.
Sadly, coral reefs are in trouble. An unprecedented crisis has resulted in the loss of over 15% of the world’s reefs over the past decade due to poorly planned human activities including: overfishing, blast and poison fishing, global warming and pollution.
Today, an additional 30% of the world’s remaining reefs are severely threatened. People have caused these problems. We can provide the solutions. By educating and involving local communities in marine conservation, Reef Check and people like you can help save the world’s reefs.
Reef Check Foundation was established in 1997 to reverse the coral reef crisis by using a business model to self-finance conservation. Reef Check programs provide ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions for local communities.