What is the CTI CFF?

What is the CTI CFF?

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries working together to sustain extraordinary marine and coastal resources by addressing crucial issues such as food security, climate change and marine biodiversity.

What is the goal of the Coral Triangle Initiative?

The goal is to sustainably manage and protect marine ecosystems, encourage responsible industries e.g. fishing and tourism, increase effectiveness of marine protected and managed areas (MPAs and MMAs), and increase social and economic benefits from sustainable use of marine resources.

Where is the Coral Triangle?

The Coral Triangle is a marine region that spans those parts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste with at least 500 species of reef-building corals.

Why is Verde Island Passage called center of the center?

The 1.14 million hectare passage is extremely rich in marine biodiversity and has been called “Center of the Center of Marine Shorefish Biodiversity” with various conservation groups pushing for its nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site….

Verde Island Passage
Etymology Verde Island

When did Coral Triangle Initiative start?

2007
Recognising the need to safeguard the region’s marine and coastal biological resources, the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI) was formed in 2007.

Is the Coral Triangle protected?

WWF works to create a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Coral Triangle. MPAs protect coral reefs and sea grass beds from destructive fishing practices and other unsustainable activities.

Is it too late to save the oceans?

The ocean could be restored within 30 years but action needs to be taken as soon as possible to protect it from overheating, running out of oxygen and acidification.

Is Fiji in the Coral Triangle?

The Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean. It stretches from Indonesia and Malaysia in the west to the Philippines in the north, and Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, the Solomon Islands and Fiji in the east.

How deep is the Verde Island Passage?

about 1,000 m
The Verde Island Passage Marine Corridor is situated between Luzon (particularly, Batangas) and Mindoro. It is about 100 km long and only about 20 km across at its narrowest point. The channel is relatively deep with maximum bathymetry of about 1,000 m along the northwest coast of Mindoro (fig. 1).

Why is Isla Verde important?

The Verde Island Passage provides food, livelihoods and other benefits to over 2 million people. Recognised as the center of global shore-fish biodiversity, it’s also home to charismatic species such as whale sharks, sea turtles, nudibranchs and an impressive array of corals.

Who is protecting the Coral Triangle?

WWF
WWF works to create a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Coral Triangle. MPAs protect coral reefs and sea grass beds from destructive fishing practices and other unsustainable activities. They also allow damaged areas to recover, which is important for resilience against climate change.

How does the Philippines benefit from being part of the Coral Triangle?

The Philippines share with Indonesia the most fertile part of Coral Triangle: the heart at the heart of the world’s marine riches. The islands are also rich in gold, copper, and coconut oil, and a major exporter for electronic products and medical equipment.