05 Oct CTC Becomes Member of the International Coral Reef Initiative
On 5 October 2018, the CTC was accepted as a new member to the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) at the General Meeting in Monaco. CTC Executive Director Rili Djohani represented CTC at the prestigious meeting which was headlined by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, Indonesia Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti and HE Angus McKenzie, Australian Ambassador to UNESCO. As a member, CTC will uphold ICRI’s Framework for Action to protect coral reefs through integrated management, capacity building, science and monitoring, and continuous review.
The ICRI is an informal partnership between Nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world. Its actions have been pivotal in continuing to highlight globally the importance of coral reefs and related ecosystems for environmental sustainability, food security, and social and cultural wellbeing. The work of ICRI is regularly acknowledged in United Nations documents, highlighting the Initiative’s important cooperation, collaboration and advocacy role within the international arena.
ICRI emerged out of the observation that coral reefs and related ecosystems found in tropical and sub-tropical regions are facing serious degradation, primarily due to anthropogenic stresses. Recognizing this, ICRI’s objectives are to: 1) encourage the adoption of best practices in sustainable management of coral reefs and associated ecosystems; 2) build capacity; and 3) raise awareness at all levels on the plight of coral reefs around the globe.