Mapping the Global Funding Landscape for Coral Reef Restoration

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International Coral Reef Initiative

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Hein MY, Staub F., 2021. "Mapping the Global Funding Landscape for Coral Reef Restoration." International Coral Reef Initiative. 23pp. Available at


With the launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in 2021, a better understanding of the funding landscape of coral reef restoration is particularly relevant and helps to: 1) identify needs and funding gaps to increase local, regional, and global commitments to restoration; 2) guide future decisions on prioritization for investment and type of efforts; and 3) connect existing funding to coral reef restoration projects. The aim of this report is to analyze the trends in available funding allocated to coral reef restoration in the last 10 to 15 years, specifically focusing on how funding varied across regions, sectors, and/or type of restoration projects. This analysis reveals needs and funding gaps and draws recommendations for future commitments and investments.

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