Shallow-water reefs and deep-sea corals throughout the world are threatened by climate change, pollution, overfishing and consumer demand. Deep-sea red and pink corals are among the most valuable and widely traded of all coral species, yet they are the least protected. Extraction of red and pink corals for use in the jewelry industry is the greatest threat to this particular species of corals and one that can easily be removed.
Conscientious consumers can help ensure a sustainable future for red and pink coral.
I pledge to do my part to protect these precious natural resources by refusing to purchase any product made of real coral, including jewelry and home décor items.
In addition, I support the reauthorization of the U.S. Coral Reef Conservation Act, which is currently before the U.S. Congress. These protections for corals will help safeguard them for future generations.