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Seeing things? Tell us about it
Are you seeing unusual things happening in your environment? Corals turning white? Or people relocating because of rising sea levels?

If yes, you could be a Climate Witness--and WWF  wants to hear from you.

What is a Climate Witness?

Climate Witnesses include people from all walks of life who have observed changes in their surroundings as a result of global warming.

Through the Climate Witness initiative, WWF connects with people around the world and helps them to share stories about how climate change impacts their lives here and now.

Why the Coral Triangle?

The Coral Triangle, an area covering nearly 6 million km2 of ocean, spans across 6 countries—Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.

The area comes alive with an unrivalled diversity of coral species that includes more than half of the world’s reefs and 75% of the world’s coral species.

This natural abundance directly sustains the lives of nearly 130 million people in the region, and benefits millions more worldwide—including you.

Witnessing global warming in the Coral Triangle

However the Coral Triangle faces massive threats from over-fishing and pollution, as well as the overarching threat of climate change.

As part of wider efforts to protect the Coral Triangle, we are looking for climate witnesses who can share personal experiences on how climate change is impacting their lives and living environment.

Do more!


Corals become "bleached" when water temperatures rise too high and are sustained for too ... 
Bleached coral as a result of warming seas.

Have a story to share? Then contact Paolo Mangahas at the details below and you could soon be helping WWF as a Climate Witness!

Tony Fontes, Climate Witness, Australia
© Tony Fontes, Climate Witness, Australia © Project AWARE

"In many cases, you could see the bleached corals from the air."

Climate Witness Tony Fontes in Australia shares some of the changes he is seeing on the reefs he has been diving for years. more...