Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF)

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The CTI-CFF is a multilateral partnership of six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste) formed to address the urgent threats facing the coastal and marine resources of the Coral Triangle.

In 2009, the leaders adopted a 10 year CTI Regional Plan of Action with five goals:

  1. strengthening management of seascapes
  2. promoting an ecosystem approach to fisheries management
  3. management of MPAs
  4. resilience to climate change
  5. protecting threatened species

One of the CTI goals aims to establish a fully functioning and effectively managed region-wide Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System (CTMPAS). Significant accomplishments have been made towards this goal and the Coral Triangle Atlas contains the database for MPAs in the Coral Triangle and is used as a means to track progress towards a fully functional MPA system across the region.

The CTI-CFF website contains a Resources Section with many useful reports and materials.

Examples of Resources and links

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF)

CT Atlas - GIS database of fisheries, biodiversity and socioeconomic information

Coral Triangle Knowledge Network - Promotes knowledge exchange within the Coral Triangle Initiative

Coral Triangle Multi-media network - The Coral Triangle website is a non-profit enterprise that tells the story of this million square kilometre marine bioregion in words, pictures and video.

Coral Triangle Marine Protected Area System - (CTMPAS) Framework and Action Plan

Designing MPA Networks to achieve fisheries, biodiversity and climate change objectives in tropical ecosystems:


Benchmarking MPA performance towards promoting effective management:

Policy Brief: Using Marine Protected Area Networks to Achieve Fisheries, Biodiversity and Climate Change Objectives

Region Wide Early Action Plan for Climate Change Adaptation in the nearshore marine and coastal environment

Policy Brief:  Community based adaptation to Climate Change

Fact Sheet: Climate Change Adaptation in Coastal Communities

Fact Sheet:  Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment Toolkit for Coastal Systems 

KM 4 CTI Learning Note: Basics in Sustainable Financing for CTI - This learning note defines what sustainable financing (SF) is, the conditions needed to ensure SF, and they myths surrounding it. For more information, follow this link.

KM 4 CTI Learning Note: Sustainable Finance for a Country-Wide Protected Area - This learning note focuses on the case of the Palau Protected Area Network System. For more information,  follow this link.

Training Material - Guidelines: Toward Ecosystem-based Coastal Area and Fisheries Management in the Coral Triangle: Integrated Strategies and Guidance