CHOOSE A “BE REEF SAFE”
Many of the world’s most popular vacation destinations are also home to important coral reef ecosystems.
These reefs support local economies, provide food, and protect coastlines. In recent decades, many of these destinations have experienced a surge in tourism. The island of Maui, for example, receives as many as 3 million visitors
each year. While tourism dollars are important to coral reef destinations, unsustainable practices such as using toxic sunscreens and walking on corals can severely affect overall reef health. Be Reef Safe partners with destinations worldwide to promote reef friendly practices. By choosing a Reef Safe destination, you can ensure that your consumer choices are making a positive difference for our reefs.