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Living Reefs Foundation, a Not for Profit Organisation, was formed in 2014, with the mission to keep Bermuda's reefs and the marine life they support healthy.  We are scientists, watersport operators and environmentalists, who have worked in the marine world for over 30 years. Through Living Reefs Foundation, we  can act to restore damaged coral reefs. We work with government departments and locally based NGOs. Our goal is to earmark 85% of all funds for reef-related work, which includes research, coral planting and developing a tourism/conservation partnership for sustainable coral conservation. 

Dr. Samia Sarkis, a marine biologist, working at the international scale but passionate about the sea and Bermuda's waters especially, committed to maintaining its beauty and pristine quality, while still enabling all to enjoy it and benefit from it. Prinicipal investigator of the internationally recognised economic valuation study which brought to light the  value of Bermuda's coral reefs, Samia is the founder of Living Reefs Foundation. 

Emma Blackmore is a research consultant for the International Institute for Environment and Development and works to understand how we can improve the sustainability of markets, the private sector and the economy. She loves being out on the ocean and is a keen scuba diver and snorkeler. She has an M.Sc. in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, and is a great asset to the foundation for her global experience, communications skills, and strategic approach.

Cohort Limited provides corporate secretarial services to Living Reefs Foundation. Cohort is a Bermuda-based company providing corporate management services to international businesses operating offshore, and offering a discreet and tailored approach to corporate governance needs of individual clients. 

 

Cohort Limited provides corporate secretarial services to Living Reefs Foundation. Cohort is a Bermuda-based company providing corporate management services to international businesses operating offshore, and offering a discreet and tailored approach to corporate governance needs of individual clients. 

 

Our New Recruits

Emily has been passionate about the study, care and enhancement of Bermuda’s aquatic environment from a very early age. She has experience in research and education with several of Bermuda's organisations, namely B.A.M.Z. , The Bermuda Turtle Project & B.I.O.S., the Humpback Project, and Lionfish eradication. She loves to share her enthusiasm and educate  the general public and the youth of Bermuda on all things marine. This coupled with her expertise in the  cultivation of coral species is a great addition to Living Reefs in-house skills.

Jirani Welch is a graduate  from Acadia University, where he studied Environmental Science,  especially interested in anything marine. A recent research intern for the Bermuda Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Jirani is keen  to continue in the marine sciences. His lab experience and SCUBA diving  are both a welcomed asset to Living Reefs Foundation. Jirani has been a regular assistant to our new Coral Garden  Workshops, and has been hands-on during  the re-plumbing of the hatchery for coral well-being.  An all round team player and a much appreciated addition to our group!

Our Partners

Living Reefs Foundation works with the private sector,government departments mandated to conserve and manage coral reefs, and the scientific community. For the Coral Garden  Initiative, Living Reefs Foundation has partnered with Rosewood Bermuda Resort , with the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), has the support of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and  is endorsed by the Bermuda National Trust.

Waterstart Ltd,  is Living Reef's first Education Partner , a Bermudian charity with founder JP Skinner,  provides transformative learning experiences, and developing skills in SCUBA and scientific methodology among others! Living Reefs is fortunate to share its coral gardening and coral rescue know-how with young participants- adding a dimension to Waterstart's scientific component, and in return be rewarded with the assistance and enthusiasm of young and eager Naturalists. http://waterstartbermuda.org/