The world’s leading specialised Omega-3 food supplement producer,
Omegor will subsidise WSF’s Coral Restoration project being undertaken in Thailand, with the additional aim of preserving marine resources utilised in the development of its Omega-3 food supplements.
Save the Corals project is evidence of Omegor dedication to sustainability, resulting in it taking practical action to preserve the marine biosphere and protect reefs, through the collaboration with the World Sustainability Foundation and Friend of the Sea.
In spite of their significant economic and recreational value, coral reefs are threatened by pollution and habitat destruction. At present, there are about 600 species of corals around the world; it is estimated that 20% of the world’s coral reefs have been destroyed.
Another 24% are at high risk of collapse, and yet another 26% are at risk of long-term collapse due to human induced factors contributing to the declining trend of many coral species worldwide.
Factors such as aquatic resource exploitation, urbanisation, industrialisation, tourism, recreational activities and the use of unsustainable UV creams, are some of the human induced factors that are hindering the growth of coral populations and resulting in habitat degradation.
Research reveals if the current trend continues, 70% of the world’s coral reefs could be destroyed by 2050. The coral restoration project being undertaken by Omegor, the World Sustainability Foundation and Friend of the Sea seeks to safeguard threatened coral species through habitat protection, management and conservation measures, eco-friendly marine tourism, promotion of conscious fishing, purchase of prefabricated materials for the construction of artificial reef as well as the initiation of novel local and national laws, amongst other measures.
AOW THAI MARINE ECOLOGY CENTER (ATMEC) is a marine science focused initiative by Love Wildlife Foundation, aimed at providing education in marine biology and ecology to students of all ages. ATMEC also prioritizes conducting original research and conservation projects, in collaboration with the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources (DMCR), in the Gulf of Thailand.
Thailand’s Coral Reef supports 4,000 species of fish, 700 species of coral, thousands of plants and animals and are home to one in every four marine species. It also provides vital protection for shoreline against erosion, storm and wave damage, and is a source of food and new medicines.
Coral reefs are considered to be one of the most diverse and valuable ecosystems on earth, serving an important role in the marine ecosystem. Corals help to regulate the global climate and maintain water quality. Furthermore, these stunning habitats boost tourism, generating economic benefits for coastal communities and raising awareness about the importance of preserving our delicate marine environment.
The Save the Corals initiative forms part of the numerous conservation projects spearheaded globally by the World Sustainability Foundation over the years, it also reaffirms Omegor commitment not only to the production of quality Omega-3 supplements for human health, but also to environmental preservation for posterity.
The ultimate goal of the Save the Corals project is to contribute to the restoration of the coral reef in Thailand, with the goal of facilitating the proliferation of species that inhabit it, and safeguarding their future survival.
For further details, visit Save the Corals.