News: The Coral Triangle Day 2020 was observed on June 9,2020.
- The Coral Triangle Day is an annual event started by Coral Triangle Initiative(CTI) since 2012 in conjunction with the World Oceans Day on June 8.
- Aim: To celebrate and raise awareness of the ocean conservation and protection especially of the Coral Triangle.
- Coral Triangle Initiative(CTI): It is a multilateral partnership of six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste).
- Coral Triangle: It is a vast ocean expense that geographically spreads across 6 countries in Asia and the Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste.
- Significance: It is considered as one of the 3 mega ecological complexes on Earth together with Congo Basin and the Amazon Rainforest.The region contains 76% of all known coral species, 37% of all known coral reef fish species and 53% of the world’s coral reefs.