Coral Importance

Ecosystem

As foundation species of the ocean, Coral provide habitats and shelter for many marine organisms.

It is one of the most important biodiversity hotspots on earth, hosting over one million plant and animal species.

They combat climate change by assisting in carbon and nitrogen fixing.

Economy

Over half a billion of people depend on coral for food, income and protection.

The net economic value of the world’s coral reef is estimated to be 300+ billions of dollars a year.

For example, the Great Barrier Reef generates more than 1.5 billion dollars every year for the Australian economy.

Exploration

Provides beautiful diving and snorkeling spots that allow you enter the colorful world of the sea.

There are over 2,500 types of coral hosting millions of species of marine life.

Known as “rainforests of the sea,” coral reefs cover less than 1% of the ocean but are home to almost 25% of all known marine species

What is Hiri?

We created Hiri so that we could help build sustainability in rural villages and communities by teaching easy -to-learn methods of coral reef restoration. Coral degradation is an increasing problem, affecting not only marine species but our wellbeing as well. Rural communities are at risk right now. We are passionate about the oceans and realize that something must be done to help solve this significant problem.

In fact, you can help too. Browse through our Programs or buy a Product. For each product that we sell, we pledge over 60% towards our community based activities which help transform local villages into coral ambassadors who can take their livelihood into their own hands.

Help today, we can plant a coral tomorrow.

Our Programs

Community Education Programs

We engage rural communities in coral planting so they can restore their reefs and feed their families long term. Our education programs are made possible by collaboration with local governments and companies all over the pacific. This includes raising awareness about the importance of coral to their livelihoods, and the use alternative tools in restoring local reefs and building coral gardens.

Immersive Experiences

Creating opportunities for explorers and ocean lovers to get involved in a unique coral experience. We have developed one-of-a-kind experiences bringing our adventurers into the heart of a local community, creating coral ambassador villages. Learn all about the importance of coral, the planting process, build eco-friendly frames, enjoy a guilt-free holiday and contribute to the cause.

Make a Difference

Holiday with Us, Immerse Yourself.

Join us for one of internship programs and learn the whole A to Z process of coral planting, microfragmenting processes, and be completely immersed in local culture. Explore and make a difference all the same time. Sign Up Here

Pledge a Dollar, Plant a Coral.

Make a small donation to help us save the reef. Hiri places all donations in a fund dedicated for training programs to be provided Pro Bono to a volunteer community. No need to move from the comfort of your home to make a small difference. Make a donation here

Buy a Product, Join a Community

Make a purchase of one of our products and use it with pride. All of our products are environmentally friendly and ethically made to reflect our core values. As well as being super cool, you will join a community of people that want to create a movement. Explore our products here

All Inclusive* Immersive Holiday

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Meet Our Founding Team

Co-Founder: Debora KOCAK

An Advanced Scuba Diver, Debora grew up exploring the oceans and admiring the beauty of coral reefs. Debora is a graduate of Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Laws and has worked with the PNG Interact Club, bringing education materials to rural villages. Having lived and grown up all over the world, including Papua New Guinea, Debora is extremely passionate about Hiri’s mission.

Co-Founder: Igo GARI

Igo is completing his PhD in sustainability, researching methods of increasing sustainability in rural villages. Igo has over 10 years experience coordinating rural development projects in the Papua New Guinean government. He has led multiple coral restoration programs and is extremely passionate about making sure future generations will benefit from coral.

Partnerships & Collaborations

Become a Coral Ambassador

Want to make a difference? Sign up now to hear about how you can get involved.