Our Programs
The six Coral Triangle nations are at the epicenter of marine biodiversity globally. Millions of people depend on the bounty of these seas – and the sea, in turn, depends on them. Almost half of the Coral Triangle’s reefs have died over recent decades due to multiple threats of pollution, overfishing, destructive fishing, coastal development and climate change. If the Coral Triangle reefs disappear, millions of livelihoods and whole cultures will perish with them, and such devastating loss would impact economies and ecological systems all around the world.
What are we doing?
The Coral Triangle Centre (CTC) is a locally-based NGO inspiring and engaging generations to care for coastal and marine ecosystems. Through training and site-based learning, we develop capable marine managers who can protect the unique coral reef ecosystems of Indonesia.
We do this through our programs:
Training and learning: delivering training courses and workshops to people from all backgrounds about how to protect and manage the reefs, strengthening the skills and capacities of existing and emerging conservation managers and leaders.
Field learning sites: helping to develop marine protected areas that can serve as living laboratories where practitioners carry out research, trial new techniques and learn from each other. We empower local communities to draw on traditional resource management practices and modern science to preserve the reefs.
Learning networks and forums: building connections and networks for people involved in managing marine protected areas throughout the Coral Triangle region.
Working with the public and private sector on outreach activities, such as staff training to promoting sustainable marine tourism practices, and school activities to engage students in fun, hands-on learning activities about protecting the marine environment.
New Center for Marine Conservation, which will allow us to deepen and broaden our impact providing a space for school children, residents, tourists and entrepreneurs to learn and get inspired to take action to care for and protect our oceans.

The CTC Academy Training and Learning program offers a wide range of courses to anyone involved in marine and coastal conservation throughout the region. Program graduates will gain knowledge on a range of tools for coast and ocean conservation work and a solid background in designing, planning, and managing Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), the building blocks of conservation work in the planet’s seas and oceans.

Our training offer is rounded off by a free online course for anyone interested in a healthy future for these waters. READ MORE

Our ‘Guardians of the Seas’ field learning sites program offers practical experience and field-based training to marine and coastal practitioners. The program takes place in several Marine Protected Areas across the Coral Triangle selected for their high ecological integrity, their conservation value, clear learning focus, and accessibility. Selected sites are also managed effectively and offer support for transferable skill building. READ MORE

Our ‘Let’s Connect!’ learning networks program promotes knowledge-sharing between practitioners and community members from all 6 Coral Triangle countries. The main focus is to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for cross-border work, and to prepare participants for a variety of situations which might require them to adapt the marine conservation approaches they use in their on-ground work. The program will also enable participants to effectively share experiences and best practices needed to effectively care for marine resources across the Coral Triangle. READ MORE

Our partners
CTC’s programs are supported by a range of partners, from government agencies throughout the Coral Triangle, to partner NGOs, universities, and other institutions.
What can you do?
Do you want to be part of our exciting knowledge- and skill-building enterprise?
Coral Triangle Center