Coral reef restoration activities involving school children were carried out throughout 2018 as part of the International Year of the Reef celebrations by the dive community of Okinawa with support from the PADI® Japan Project AWARE® Volunteer office in collaboration with National Geographic.
Many people have participated in the coral restoration project. It’s been over 15 years. Now, over 25 thousand seedlings have grown. The grown coral have spawned. They have taken root along the coast of Okinawa and are spreading more and more. - Yoshimi Nagahama, Mayor, Onnason, Okinawa.