Non-profit organization with a vision to create multi-stakeholder discussion and action to conserve coral reefs globally
Location: Bali, Indonesia
Partnership Status: Active
Reef Stars Deployed: 6000+
Established in 2010, NDRF is a non-profit organization with a vision to create multi-stakeholder discussion and action to conserve coral reefs globally, with a particular focus on the reefs surrounding Bali including Nusa Dua. NDRF focuses their work on three core areas: conservation, research and education programs.
In 2010 and 2016, coral reefs in Southern Bali were severely impacted by mass coral bleaching events with 55.4% of Nusa Dua coral reefs recorded as bleached in 2016. In response to this widespread damage, NDRF collaborated with local stakeholders to initiate a coral rehabilitation project. Mars Sustainable Solutions partnered with NDRF and introduced the MARRS method as part of their restoration program. Since then, over 6000 Reef Stars have been installed, out planting over 90,000 coral fragments!
Pariama Hutasoit, director and co-founder of Nusa Dua Reef Foundation, was recently recognised as a 2022 ‘Coral Champion’ by the Lewis Pugh Foundation for her leadership in restoring an estimated two hectares of coral reefs around Bali. In addition, Pariama is involved in developing the Indonesia Coral Reef Garden project that aims to restore 74ha around Bali! Here at MSS, we are proud to have partnered with such an impactful changemaker and look forward to our continued partnership.