What a permanent secretariat means for the CTI-CFF

It would be easy to dismiss the establishment of a Permanent Secretariat for the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) in Manado, Indonesia, as just another item to be ticked in the Initiative’s development “checklist”. But that would be writing off what will potentially become the engine that keeps the momentum going for this pioneering initiative in the years ahead. 

Pole and Line Tuna Fishing

In Indonesia, new hope for the sustainability of pole & line tuna fisheries

Pole and line, and handline, tuna fishing are receiving plenty of attention these days in Indonesia. Find out what are the latest developments in this industry towards greater environmental sustainability, at a time when more and more seafood companies are becoming selective about how the fish they buy is caught and processed.



New framework for marine habitat protection in the Coral Triangle will help secure food and livelihoods

MPAs have received a much-needed lift from the new Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System (CTMPAS) Framework and Action Plan, which will guide the development of MPAs in the region.



3 years, 3 new strategies for WWF's Coral Triangle Programme

With a new 3-year Strategic Plan for the WWF Coral Triangle programme nearing completion, we’re excited to take our work to the next level. Find out which strategies and themes will lead our work over the coming years.


CTI CFF Women Leaders Forum

Role of Women in the Coral Triangle recognized 

The six countries of the Coral Triangle Region – Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste – today launched an innovative platform to highlight the role of women leaders in protecting and sustaining the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity.


International chef Bobby Chinn promotes sustainable seafood in the Philippines 

Award-winning celebrity chef Bobby Chinn once again teamed up with WWF on Coral Triangle Day, this time in the Philippines. This was his third collaboration with the WWF, to promote better alternatives and viable solutions that protect the region’s marine wealth. 


Jackie Thomas
VIEWPOINT - Jackie Thomas, Coral Triangle Programme Leader

Women and youth in conservation 

Jackie pays tribute to the extraordinary women who are part of the movement that is turning the CTI-CFF into reality, reminding us that there is another untapped constituency whose voice needs to be heard more in the region: youth.


Jose Ingles
REACTION - Jose Ingles, Strategy Leader, WWF Coral Triangle Global Initiative

Canada: A growing market for tuna products from the Philippines?

The price Canadians pay for tuna from the Philippines does not represent the actual value of the product to fish harvesters, or the cost unsustainable fishing is having on our oceans. The WWF Coral Triangle's programme tuna expert, Dr Jose Ingles explains what is being done in the Coral Triangle to fix the problem. 


Lida Pet-Soede
REACTION - Lida Pet-Soede

The Coral Triangle and the desire for sustainable fisheries

Economic development isn't managed within the ecological capacity of the ocean. We are failing to invest in the very natural capital that underpins the global economy. What does this mean for the Coral Triangle, and what can be done about it, asks the WWF Global Marine Programme's Dr Lida Pet-Soede?


Piwen Langarap
EXPERT OPINION - Piwen Langarap

Piwen Langarap, Program Coordinator of the Manus Environment Communities Conservation Network, PNG

An interview with Piwen Langarap of Papua New Guinea, one of the extraordinary women recognized by the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security for their contribution in protecting and sustaining the world’s epicentre of marine biodiversity. 


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