About Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative, Inc.
Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative, Inc.
(CWORI) was established in 2019 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. CWORI is dedicated to conserving marine habitats and wildlife through rescue, rehabilitation, restoration, research, and empowering others with public education. Our emphasis is on combatting coral disease and restoring coral reefs, the rescue and rehabilitation of sea turtles and birds, and marine mammal research.
Injured Rare Loggerhead Turtle Being Treated By Coral World Ocean And Reef Initiative
On March 24, an injured loggerhead sea turtle was rescued by volunteers from the Sea Turtle Assistance and Rescue (STAR) network in collaboration with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Fish and Wildlife of the VI Department of Planning and Natural Resources, and Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative (CWORI).
Coral World Ocean and Reef Initiative Works with National Park Service to Support Coral Restoration
Coral World Ocean and Reef initiative, Inc. (CWORI) was established in 2019 as an independent organization to advance and expand the conservation work being carried out by Coral World Ocean Park. Coral World Ocean Park President Trudie Prior noted, “As a non-profit, CWORI would be able to access funding and seek donations unavailable to Coral World Ocean Park for coral restoration and wildlife rehabilitation among other much-needed efforts to conserve our marine habitats. We saw a great need to broaden Coral World’s existing work in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”