An ambitious agenda
WWF has long worked to conserve the Coral Triangle because of its outstanding biodiversity, its importance as a source of food, livelihood, and income for millions, and its role as a provider of ecosystems goods and services to a global population. Such work continues for the international community under the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF).
A call to action
The marine and coastal resources of the Coral Triangle support over 360 million people in the region, and many more outside it. Climate change, and its potentially disastrous effects on ecosystems that sustain people and communities, has provided the compelling case for action.
Such action led to the establishment in 2009 of the multilateral CTI-CFF with six countries and numerous development partners including WWF. WWF has since worked actively in the CTI-CFF to address issues covered by the CTI-CFF 2020 Regional Plan of Action and National Plans of Action.
Targets for effective governance
WWF works closely with national programmes in Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and the Solomon Islands, as well as in Fiji, a regional hub in the South Pacific and home to WWF’s Pacific Programme.
Using a Blue Economy approach
, WWF’s work in the region aims for biodiversity conservation by reducing environmental footprints and improving climate change resiliency at the grassroots level. Effective ocean management is essential for the protection of marine ecosystems.
WWF’s work in the Coral Triangle has outlined specific targets under the CTI-CFF Regional Plan of Action, and in line with WWF’s imperative to see more areas being effectively managed.