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Coral Triangle

Coral Triangle Futures Think Tank - Expediting outcomes and impact at scale

The first Futures Think Tank for the Coral Triangle (CT) region in August 2017. The  objective of the workshop was to accelerate collaborative approaches that achieve greater impact to improve sustainability outcomes in High Conservation Value (HCV) areas with respect  to small scale fisheries and marine managed areas, focusing on the CT as a case study. There were 29 people who participated in the workshop. Representatives were from 14 NGOS, regional and development organisations working across the CT, as well as conservation  organisations working in other countries including Madagascar.

Developing Marine Protected Area Networks in the Coral Triangle

The Coral Triangle MPA network aims to become a comprehensive, ecologically representative and well-managed system of MPAs. This article describes six case studies from the Coral Triangle region that took different approaches to establish and manage MPAs. By analyzing these different case studies, five aspects that contribute to successful outcomes are determined.

Biophysical principles for designing resilient networks of marine protected areas to integrate fisheries, biodiversity and climate change objectives in the Coral Triangle

These guidelines have an integrated approach on designing MPA networks, including the interests of fisheries, biodiversity and climate change. Instead of that the MPA network establishers were not focusing on one single objective and interest, they include sustainable fishery objectives, biodiversity conservation and ecosystem resilience.

Success stories from Malaysia

This document is a collection of success stories that relate to marine reserves in Malaysia, part of the Coral Triangle Initiative. The stories reveal the involvement of the local communities, as well as the socio-economic influences the marine conservation strategies had on their lives. Each case study shows that community involvement is crucial and beneficial in MPA management.

The Coral Triangle and Climate Change: Ecosystems, People and Societies at Risk

This report provides for a comprehensive assessment of the impacts of climate change in the coral triangle region. Chapter 3 has a specific focus on the economic value of coral triangle fisheries and importance for food security and livelihoods. Chapter 5 provides an economic profile of the coral triangle countries looking at economic and demographic indicators in the context of the Millenium Development Goals.

WWF and Blue Economies in the Coral Triangle: Developing and Demonstrating Blue Economies for Sustainable Development and Profitable Resource Use in the Region

This discussion paper describes the approach of WWF in the Coral Triangle and specifically the aim of integrating conservation with sustainable development objectives towards what we call a "blue economy". 

Blue Carbon: A new concept for reducing the impacts of climate change by conserving coastal ecosystems in the Coral Triangle

This repport is aimed at politicians, governments, businesses and organisations that influence the development of policies and strategies in climate change mitigation and adaptation, poverty alleviation, natural resource use, biodiversity conservation and economics. It's aim is to stimulate discussion and debate on how to promote and utilise healthy coastal ecosystems and the valuable benefits they provide to support a sustainable and more climate resilient future for communities within the Coral Triangle.