CTI At a Glance
What is CTI?
- The Coral Triangle region is located along the equator at the confluence of the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean.
- The scientific boundaries of the CT region encompass all or part of the Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of the six (6) Member Countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.
- These factors threaten the income, livelihoods and food security of more than 120 million people that rely on marine and coastal resources, as well as millions more in the outer region of the CTI boundary.
- The Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) was initiated and led by Indonesia when in August 2007 H. E Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia proposed to other leaders in Malaysia,Philipines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Timor Leste a new multilateral partnership to safeguard the region’s marine and coastal biological resources: the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF).