Sam Teicher

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Basic Info
Wild Gift Class Year: 
2017
Better World Expertise: 
Community Engagement/Activism
Conservation & Stewardship
Education
Public & Institutional Policy
Current Occupation: 
Co-Founder, Coral Vita

Coral Vita works to restore our world's dying reefs. Coral reefs generate $30B annually through tourism, fisheries, and coastal protection while supporting over 500M people and 25% of marine life. But we've already lost over 30% of reefs globally, and more than 75% are projected to be dead by 2050. Using methods developed by the Mote Marine Lab and Gates Coral lab, we grow corals up to 50x natural rates while enhancing their resiliency to climate change, improving the impact and cost-effectiveness of reef restoration. By supplying restoration projects at scale with more diverse, rapidly grown, and hardier corals, we can preserve reef health and the valuable benefits they provide for future generations.