The Coral Triangle Day was organized on June 9, to celebrate and raise awareness of ocean conservation and protection, particularly on the Coral Triangle, the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity. Planned as a publicly released event, the day is praised by people, associations, and foundation worried on the Coral Triangle. The Coral Triangle day was observed the first time on June 9, 2012, related to the World Oceans Day on June 8.
What is the Coral Triangle Day?
The Coral Triangle Day (held every June 9) is a gigantic celebration of the Coral Triangle, the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity, which envelops the oceans of 6 nations in the Asia-Pacific region: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste.
This celebration isn’t select to these six countries however and incorporates different nations that profit by the Coral Triangle’s rich marine resources.
The event is praised in a few areas around the Coral Triangle region through various activities including but not restricted to: beach clean-ups; sustainable seafood dinners and exhibitions; bazaars; and beach parties, among others—all conveying the message of ocean conservation under the overall banner of “shared waters, shared solutions”.
The Coral Triangle Day is a yearly, publicly released event that unites people, associations, and foundations on one special day of the year to reveal insight into ocean conservation and the various approaches to secure and monitor the Coral Triangle.
The Coral Triangle, the world’s epicenter of marine diversity, is one of the 3 mega ecological complexes on our planet, along with the Congo Basin and the Amazon Rainforest.
It is a huge ocean territory that geographically spreads across 6 nations in Asia and the Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste (the “CT6” nations).
The term “Coral Triangle” alludes to a region of the tropical marine waters that covers the selective economic zones of Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and East Timor (Timor-Leste). The Coral Triangle covers under 2% of Earth’s ocean territory, yet it has 76% of all known coral species, over 3,000 species of fish, and the best degree of mangrove forests in the world. It is sometimes alluded to as the “Amazon of the seas” since it is the center of global marine diversity simply like Amazon is the symbol of the world’s rainforests.
Unfortunately, the biodiversity of the Coral Triangle is imperiled because of environmental change, poor marine management, local dismissal for uncommon and undermined species, and a few different factors. Coral Triangle Day was set up by the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security to raise awareness of the significance of protecting the biological resources of the Coral Triangle.
Coral Triangle Day History
The Coral Triangle Day was first held on June 10, 2012, as a territorial translation of World Oceans Day. During the 8th Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (a multilateral partnership to defend the Coral Triangle’s marine and coastal biological resources) Senior Official Meeting, member nations pronounced to assign the Coral Triangle Day to be held annually. It is, from that point forward, simultaneously celebrated by all Coral Triangle nations every year.
It is praised through various activities including however not constrained to beach clean-ups; sustainable seafood dinners and exhibitions; bazaars; and beach parties, among others. The aim is to convey the message of ocean conservation under the general banner of the Coral Triangle Day.
The first Coral Triangle Day was held on June 9, 2012, the day after World Oceans Day. It has been observed every year from that point forward, in every one of the six nations geographically situated in the Coral Triangle.
On this day, associations and people worried about the protection of biodiversity hold different events and events, for example, coastal clean-ups and mangrove planting, seafood exhibition and dinners, markets, beach parties, contests, and more.