New Heaven Partnership (NHP) teaches students how to dive while restoring coral reef areas.
|Investee||New Heaven Partnership (NHP), founded 2007|
Coral Reefs cover less than 0.2% of the ocean floor but support 25% of all marine life. More than 450 million people live within 60 kilometers of coral reefs, with the majority directly or indirectly deriving food and income from them. Currently the coral reefs are deteriorating at 2% per year. If the present rate of destruction is allowed to continue, 60% of the world's coral reefs will be destroyed over the next 30 years.
NHP aims to:
NHP directly benefits the environment and local populations in the following way:
|# of students trained||111||131||127||140|
|# of artificial reefs deployed||n/a||31||42||54|
|Area of coral reef under care (sqkm)||1.0||1.3||1.5||1.7|