The Coral Triangle

 

The Coral Triangle may be one of the most beautiful places on earth. When it comes to abundance and sheer scale, nowhere else comes close.

There are single reefs in the Coral Triangle that contain more species than the entire Caribbean. When it comes to abundance and sheer scale, nowhere else comes close. There are sharks that walk the ocean bed, marine nomads who spend their lives at sea and new species are constantly being discovered. With the growing awareness of the crisis facing the world’s oceans, the need to highlight the impact of overfishing, pollution and climate change has never been more urgent.

The Coral Triangle

If coral reefs are the rainforests of the seas, then the Coral Triangle is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon. This is a bioregion that’s half the size of the United States, passes through six countries (the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and East Timor), and harbours more marine species than anywhere else on the planet.

More than 85 percent of reefs in the Coral Triangle are directly threatened by human activities such as coastal developments, pollution and over fishing.

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With this ongoing project we want to inspire greater awareness about the challenges facing our Earth’s wildlife.

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