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The Coral Triangle Atlas is supported by:

United States Agency for International Development

USAID is an independent federal government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State. USAID has pledged $40 million to support the Coral Triangle Initiative, an innovative, cross-border undertaking that will support promote sustainable fisheries and coastal resource management programs in East Timor, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and the Solomon Islands, whose governments have come together to address this problem in a striking demonstration of political will and international cooperation.

Website: http://www.uscti.org

Coral Triangle Support Partnership

CTSP is a project implemented through a Consortium of international NGOs including World Wildlife Fund (WWF), The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Conservation International (CI) with US$32 million in support from the U.S. Agency for International Development. The goal of the CTSP project is to improve the management of biologically and economically important coastal and marine resources and associated terrestrial ecosystems that support the livelihoods of people's economies in the Coral Triangle. The CTSP project specifically supports CT6 Governments in achieving regional outcomes in management challenges that require international and trans-boundary cooperation.

Website: http://www.usctsp.org


The Coral Triangle Atlas is a joint partnership of these international organizations:

The Nature Conservancy

In 2007, The Nature Conservancy (TNC) recognized the Coral Triangle as a global priority for conservation, and established a Coral Triangle Program. Through its 15 years of working in the Coral Triangle and with 8 offices spread over Indonesia and Melanesia, TNC will be contributing information on coral reefs biodiversity and other habitats.

Website: www.tnc.org

Coral Triangle Initiative

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF) is a multilateral partnership of six countries formed in 2007 to address the urgent threats facing the coastal and marine resources of one of the most biologically diverse and ecologically rich regions on earth. CTI-CFF is managed through a Secretariat based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Website: http://www.coraltriangleinitiative.org


WWF has a 40-year history of conservation and resource management in the Coral Triangle, starting in Indonesia in the 1960s and gradually increasing its capacity in the Philippines, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. WWF’s contribution to the CT Atlas focuses on species distribution data and socioeconomic threats.

Website: www.worldwildlife.org


The Global Marine Species Assessment (GMSA) is a collaborative initiative between IUCN- International Union for Conservation of Nature and Conservation International to assess the extinction risk of marine species using IUCN Red List Criteria. Their contribution to the CT Atlas is a series of spatial analysis of species’ threat status and distribution maps in the Coral Triangle.

Website: www.iucn.org

Wildlife Conservation Society

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has been involved in conservation activities in the Coral Triangle region since 1977 with its first site-based conservation programs in Papua New Guinea and gradually establishing offices in Indonesia and Malaysia. WCS will be contributing both field data gathered by some of the best scientists in the region and an analysis and modeling of major anthropogenic threats to marine ecosystems during the period 1995–2006, the “Marine Human Footprint” .

Website: www.wcs.org


WorldFish is an international, non-profit, non-governmental organization working in partnership with a wide range of government and non-governmental agencies at regional, national and local levels in the developing world, and with advanced research institutions worldwide. WorldFish carries out research-for-development to improve small-scale fisheries and aquaculture. The key competencies are in Policy Economics and Social Sciences, Natural Resource Management, and Aquaculture and Genetic Improvement. This inter-linked set of disciplines work together to provide a wide range of research and analysis.

Website: www.worldfishcenter.org


ReefBase is a global information system on coral reefs. Receiving over 20,000 visitors each month to its website, it houses an interactive mapping system (GIS), with among other information, the most up to date and comprehensive list of marine protected areas and coral bleaching incidents available. ReefBase is also the official distributor of the CT Atlas.

Website: www.reefbase.org