We work with guardians of the seas across the Coral Triangle to, together, implement solutions to the challenges being faced throughout the region. Our CTC Academy provides a range of training courses on a range of marine and coastal management topics for a wide variety of practitioners: from government staff to community groups, private sector industries to tourism operators. Our field learning sites showcase effective on-ground management of marine and coastal systems, providing a platform for field based learning of best practices. Our learning networks link people across the region, to share ideas, experiences and solutions. Our regional Hub brings all of this information to the world and drives changes in our societies. It is a learning center where everybody – from conservation practitioners to schoolchildren, industry leaders to tourists – can learn about the challenges the region is facing, and their own role in implementing the solutions that exist.
Part of our work focuses on the establishment of effectively managed Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) throughout the region. Designed, developed and managed effectively, these areas offer critical sanctuaries for reef ecosystems and marine species. Established in appropriate locations, MPAs can prove resilient and resistant to the challenges facing the regions seas, and provide stepping stones that interlink ecosystems, to ensure that they can remain robust in the face of such a myriad of threats.