The REEFolution Foundation began coral restoration efforts in Shimoni and Wasini in 2015. They work closely with the community, conduct education, and have year-round research students to further their work. The foundation aims to restore local coral reefs and create artificial reefs with the help of local communities.
Combining local and scientific knowledge, they aid coral growth and reef formation with the aim to improve and sustain local biodiversity, thereby contributing to the livelihood conditions of those who depend on marine resources. To date, they have transplanted almost 6,000 coral fragments into their nurseries, deployed close to 600 artificial reefs, and hosted 21 national and international students working on a variety of research projects.