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The mission of The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation is to advance the understanding, use and conservation of coral reefs and coastal environments through an integrated program of excellence in data gathering/sharing, education, and outreach built upon active and long term partnerships with divers, conservationist, the science community and local island governments and stakeholders. The broad objectives are aimed at developing this effort and sustaining the same effort for long term. These objectives are used to set goals that are attainable based on the following criteria.
All activities must satisfy three major criteria:
The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation core values are of excellence, relevance, integrity, teamwork, and accountability.
In developing and sustaining our priorities, we have sought the advice of experts in the field and stakeholders that represent the broad community of individuals and organizations with marine interest. Their regular and frequent input helps us sustain a dynamic and flexible view of issues through the eyes of our various coastal constituencies.
Based upon this input, The World Federation for Coral Reef Conservation is the model for data and information sharing, research, education, and outreach for our conservation programs. These priority areas cross-cut a number of concerns both environmentally and for conservation efforts.