Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Saving the world’s coral reefs

Oris announces a new partnership with the CoralRestoration Foundation

It’s an uncomfortable fact that over the last 40 years, 90 per cent of the world’s coral has been lost. Coral reefs are the most threatened habitat on earth. Stony corals are the most at risk group of animals facing extinction. This must stop.

Oris has a deep passion for the oceans and is committed to making a difference to endangered underwater ecosystems. The independent Swiss watch company has been making divers’ watches since the 1960s, and over time has partnered with a number of charities and organisations that work to conserve the world’s oceans. Now, Oris is proud to announce a new partnership with the Coral Restoration Foundation.

The Coral Restoration Foundation is a Florida-based, non-profit ocean conservation organisation committed to restoring the world’s coral reefs. It believes that everyday individuals can make ecological change happen, and inspires others through education and volunteering programmes to take large-scale action to secure the future of delicate coral ecosystems. 

The Coral Restoration Foundation is making a tangible difference to the world’s oceans. In 2015, it outplanted 22,502 new corals through its volunteer replanting schemes, and was preparing a further 40,000 to repopulate native reefs. It also hosted 72 dive programmes to educate and inspire ‘voluntourists’ to take action and save our oceans. Its vital work continues. 

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Oris passionately believes in the Coral Restoration Foundation’s work, and that without its initiatives the future of the world’s coral reefs would be under serious threat of extinction. Oris has already made a contribution to support the organisation’s mission, and will continue to support it through a wide range of initiatives in the coming 18 months.

Oris Chairman Ulrich W. Herzog said: ‘The story of the world’s coral reefs is tragic and shocking – but it’s not irreversible. We hope and believe that through this important partnership between Oris and the Coral Restoration Foundation, we will set an example to others that change is possible, that we can save this precious ecosystem, and, above all, that we must save it.’

For more information about the Coral Restoration Foundation, visit 

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