Coral reefs

environmental component

Working to save islands and coral reefs from climate change

Submitted by admin on 20. March 2021 - 12:26

Working to save islands and coral reefs from climate change


IEF member Austin Bowden-Kerby in Fiji has worked for many decades to address the problems of coral reefs and the small islands that depend on them. He has pioneered techniques for restoring damaged coral reefs by growing coral fragments to a size where they can be replanted on the reefs, just as trees are used for reforestation, as long as the source of damage has been controlled.

Austin Bowden-Kirby and coral conservation

Submitted by admin on 7. July 2020 - 17:58

Austin Bowden-Kirby and coral conservation

An article in The Guardian 20 June 2020 and The Guardian Weekly of 26 June 2020, "Local tabu: an ancient ocean custom helps save reefs" acknowledges the life-long work on coral conservation of IEF member Austin Bowden-Kirby throughout the Pacific Islands and in central America.