“Coral is a living thing, it provides a home for fish to live in, but Coral is in great danger from the warming of the seas. It’s going to be a struggle for it to survive. If the coral dies, the fish will also disappear and we will be left with an ocean empty of color and of life. So we have got to do something, and that is what we are trying to do with KidsofCoral, not just for today, but for the oceans of tomorrow”

Ariadne

On a family holiday in Raja Ampat in 2018, we were astounded by the marine life and pristine coral reefs while snorkelling and felt a special connection with the local people we met there, especially one family who had a daughter not much older than Ariadne. We visited local villages and local schools and most of the must see places on the archipelago of islands there. A truly incredible and memorable experience.

On leaving, Ariadne gave her snorkel kit as a gift to her new found friend, who, despite living on such an incredible reef, did not have one of her own.

On the long journey home, looking for something other than the in-flight films, we watched Chasing Coral on my MacBook, neither of us had watched it before. It really struck home, especially after the experience we had just had. Ariadne, noticeably moved by what she had just seen described a project which this has now become, KidsofCoral, a project about her generation and the majesty of the ocean so very much in peril from global warming and pollution.

This project is about the need for preservation of marine biodiversity so that it can continue to sustain life as well as being a reminder of just how much is at stake if we don’t.

We have launched this website with two projects, both in the Coral Triangle and we hope to add more, but we also want to build awareness in other parts of the world of what is happening to ocean habitats such as those in Raja Ampat and Timor l’Este.. It’s vital that young people are aware of the need for change in our behaviours and in our relationship with nature, so that we may begin again to nurture that which sustains us all.

We encourage you to explore our website, to enjoy it and to get involved in the various ways we have left open for you, your children and your schools.

Thank you

Aodhán and Ariadne King

“What is man without the beasts? If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of the spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All things are connected.”

Chief Seattle

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