Research Articles

We are contributing to coral reef science

  • BAYRAKATROV E, BANASZAK A, MONTOYA-MAYA PH, KLEYPAS J, ARIAS-GONZALEZ JE, BLANCO M, et al. 2020. Coral reef restoration efforts in Latin American countries and territories. PLoS ONE 15(8): e0228477. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0228477
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P, GNECCO M, AZCARATE R, CASTRO E, MAYA ÁLVAREZ MF, ROJAS A, CALDAS ARISTIZABAL JP, DIAZGRANADOS MC. 2019. Aproximación a la restauración coralina de alto impacto social y ambiental en la Reserva de Biósfera Seaflower – Archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Caribe
    colombiano. Boletín Red Colombiana de Restauración Ecológica, 13 (1). 17-22.
  • FRIAS-TORRES S, MONTOYA-MAYA PH, SHAH N (Eds). 2018. Coral Reef Restoration Toolkit: A Field-Oriented Guide Developed in the Seychelles Islands. Nature Seychelles, Mahe, Republic of Seychelles. PDF
  • SCHLEYER MH, FLOROS C, LAING SCS, MACDONALD AHH, MONTOYA MAYA P, MORRIS T, PORTER SN, SERÉ M. 2018. What can South African reefs tell us about the future of high-latitude coral systems? Marine Pollution Bulletin 136: 491-507. PDF
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P, SMIT KP, BURT AJ, FRIAS-TORRES S. 2016. Large-scale coral reef restoration could assist natural recovery in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean. Nature Conservation 16:1-17. PDF

Helping others connect and scale-up their actions

Our work has reached different countries and regions. We have collaborations in 6 countries around the world, with our own staff and aligned with the objectives of local partners. Our commitment to running high-quality, large-scale interdisciplinary  coral monitoring and restoration programs has earned us the recognition of numerous organizations. As a result, our international collaborations have resulted in Corales de Paz becoming founding members of the Coral Restoration Consortium, the Restoration Network of the Tropical Pacific Ocean (RedPTO), and the Latin Network of Reef Restoration (Corales Latinos). Contáctanos if you want to collaborate and reach a bigger impact!

Conference Talks and Presentations

We are sharing our knowledge and experience

  • MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2019. Seven ways to restore the coral reefs of tomorrow. 5th Guam Coral Reef Symposium, Guam, Micronesia.  25 – 28 Jun 2019.
  • ALEGRIA-ORTEGA A. 2019. Restauración Coralina. Jornada por la restauración de los ecosistemas y participación activa de las comunidades. Juntos por los océanos. Universidad CES, Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín. 5 Jun 2019.
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P, GNECCO M, MAYA MF, AZCARATE R, CASTRO E, ROJAS A, CALDAS ARISTIZABAL JP, DIAZGRANADOS MC. 2018. Social-ecological restoration in the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve – San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Archipelago, Colombian Caribbean. Reef Futures 2018: A coral restoration and intervention-science Symposium. Key Largo, Florida 10 – 14 Dec 2018.
  • ANSTEY P, SHUTE C, MONTOYA-MAYA P, FRIAS-TORRES S, SHAH N. 2018. Positive effects of long term, large-scale coral restoration prevail beyond natural disturbances. Reef Futures 2018: A coral restoration and intervention-science Symposium. Key Largo, Florida 10 – 14 Dec 2018.
  • MONTANO S, SEVESO DAVIDE, SAPONARI L, BUCK A, DEHNERT I, MORIARTY T, GALLI P, MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2018. Suitability of Maldivian lagoons for the restoration of the reef-building branching coral Acropora muricata. Reef Futures 2018: A coral restoration and intervention-science Symposium. Key Largo,
    Florida 10 – 14 Dec 2018.
  • GNECCO M, MAYA MF, AZCARATE R, CASTRO E, ROJAS A, CALDAS ARISTIZABAL JP, DIAZGRANADOS MC, VARGAS J, WADE Z, FREDERIC J, DE LA TORRE J, EVES H, MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2018. Participatory and large-scale coral reef restoration: from gardening to managing rehabilitated areas. Reef Futures 2018: A coral restoration and intervention-science Symposium. Key Largo, Florida 10 – 14 Dec 2018.
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2018. Meaningful Diving: An initiative to improve the role of dive tourism in the effective conservation of fisheries and coral reefs ecosystems in the Caribbean. GCFI 71th, San Andrés Island, Colombia 5 – 9 Nov 2018.
  • AZCARATE R, GNECCO M, MAYA MF, CASTRO E, ROJAS A, CALDAS ARISTIZABAL JP, DIAZGRANADOS MC, MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2018. Large-scale coral reef restoration in the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve – San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina Archipelago, Colombian Caribbean. GCFI 71th, San Andrés Island, Colombia 5 – 9 Nov 2018.
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P, NAVA G, GARCIA M. 2018. Landscape review of coral reef restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico, Mesoamerican Reef and Coastal Caribbean. 2018 Bali Coral Reef Restoration Workshop. Bali, Indonesia 17 – 23 Aug 2018.
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P, CALDAS ARISTIZÁBAL JP, ABRIL-HOWARD A, DIAZGRANADOS MC, CASTRO E. 2018. Evaluación de las acciones de restauración coralina en el Caribe y Pacífico colombiano: una aproximación a partir del dialogo con actores claves. IV Congreso Colombiano de Restauración Ecológica y I Simposio Internacional Amazónico de Restauración Ecológica. Florencia, Colombia, 1 – 3 Aug 2018.
  • AZCARATE R, GNECCO M, MONTOYA-MAYA P, CASTRO E, CALDAS ARISTIZÁBAL JP, DIAZGRANADOS MC, MAYA MF, ROJAS A. 2018. Aproximación a la restauración coralina de alto impacto social y ambiental en la Reserva de Biosfera Seaflower – Archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, Caribe colombiano. IV Congreso Colombiano de Restauración Ecológica y I Simposio Internacional Amazónico de Restauración Ecológica. Florencia, Colombia, 1 – 3 Aug 2018.
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2018. Herramientas de mercado asociadas a la restauración coralina: Hacia la sostenibilidad de proyectos en Colombia. IV Congreso Colombiano de Restauración Ecológica y I Simposio Internacional Amazónico de Restauración Ecológica. Florencia, Colombia, 1 – 3 Aug 2018.
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2018. Reef Restoration: The Good, the bad and the ugly. University of Milano-Biccoca, Italy, 5 Mar 2018.
  • MONTOYA-MAYA P. 2017. Buceo con Propósito. Expo Buceo 2017. Cali, Colombia, 7 – 8 Sep 2017.
Meaningful Diving Products

We are changing the behavior of reef users

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Workshops and Trainings Offered

We are building capacity for effective coral reef conservation

  • 2019 Third Maldivian Coral Reef Restoration Workshop. 80-hour hands on training in large-scale coral reef restoration. Organized by Corales de Paz and MaRHE. Center (Marine Research and High Education Center), University of Milano-Bicocca. Magoodhoo Island, Faafu Atoll, Maldives. 28 Nov – 6 Dec 2019.
  • 2019 Guam Coral Reef Restoration Workshop. University of Guam Marine Lab. Organized by Corales de Paz and University of Guam. Guam, Micronesia. 24 – 27 Jun 2019.
  • 2019 WIO Leaders in Coral Reef Restoration International Training Workshop. 120-hour hands on training in large-scale coral reef restoration. Organized by Corales de Paz, Nature Seychelles, Noble Caledonia Charitable Trust y Reef Resilience Network. Isla de Praslin Island, Republic of Seychelles. 1 – 10 Jun 2019.
  • 2018 Coral Reef Restoration Training Workshop for Artisanal Fishermen. Large-scale coral reef restoration Program in Seaflower Biosphere Reserve – Reef for All. 120-hour hands on training in large-scale coral reef restoration. Oct 2017- Dec 2018
  • 2018 Second Maldivian Coral Reef Restoration Workshop. 80-hour hands on training in large-scale coral reef restoration. Organized by Corales de Paz and MaRHE. Center (Marine Research and High Education Center), University of Milano-Bicocca. Magoodhoo Island, Faafu Atoll, Maldives. 24 Nov – 3 Dec 2018.
  • 2017 First Maldivian Coral Reef Restoration Workshop. 80-hour hands on training in large-scale coral reef restoration. Organized by Corales de Paz and MaRHE. Center (Marine Research and High Education Center), University of Milano-Bicocca. Magoodhoo Island, Faafu Atoll, Maldives. 24 Nov – 3 Dec 2018.
  • 2017/18 Reef Check EcoDiver Training programs. Isla Fuerte (2017/2019), Isla de San Andrés (2017/2018/2019), Providencia (2019), Santa Marta (2017/2018).
  • 2017 Preparación para la restauración coralina a gran escala en San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina. San Andrés y Providencia, 22 – 23 Aug 2017.
  • 2017 Marine Ecosystem Monitoring and Restoration Workshop. 7-day program with classroom and fieldwork activities, 56h. Organized by the Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.. Isla Fuerte, Colombia. 30 Jul – Aug 4 2017.
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