Tianyar’s coral reef needs your help! After decades of reef degradation large parts of the reef have been left totally barren with no chance for the coral to recover naturally. These bare, sandy gaps between healthy reefs offer no shelter for reef fish and are almost devoid of any marine life whatsoever. To restore the biodiverse ecosystem that once existed in this now degraded area we will need tens of thousands of artificial reef structures. To help meet this restoration goal we offer an artificial reef sponsorship program, allowing sponsors to design and personalise their own structures with their name, the name of a loved one, or even the name of a business. We think that sponsoring an artificial reef structures on behalf of someone else would be a fantastic gift for holidays or special occasional. Each structure deployed will rest in the warm tropical shallows of North Bali, providing vital habitat for corals and reef fish. All sponsors will receive an e-certificate and a photograph of your structures via email. Please contact us directly if you have any specific design or personalisation request.
Our artificial reef structures are handmade by the local members of the YBS fishermen group. Structures are made from a mixture of sand and cement which is used to construct a four-legged table-like unit. The most important characteristic of an artificial reef structure is how rough and textured it is since this is key for supporting natural coral settlement. With this is mind it is still possible for structures to be personalised and designed to your specifications, where possible. Specific shapes or patterns can be constructed with added names, words or phrases included. Though it’s worth keeping in mind that some of the simplest designs make the best structures. Please contact us directly to discuss possible designs if you are unsure.
Sponsor an Artificial Reef Structure Form – £10 (GBP)