Coral Triangle Day

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News: The Coral Triangle Day 2020 was observed on June 9,2020.

Facts:

  • 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.

Additional Facts:

  • 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.