World Wide Fund for Nature

For more than half a century, WWF has been working to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with local communities, governments, businesses, and other NGOs ¬ we are defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet. We have a presence in over 100 countries across the world, and our efforts have evolved from localised efforts in favour of a single species and individual habitats to an ambitious strategy to preserve biodiversity and achieve sustainable development across the planet.

WWF'S MISSION STATEMENT: To stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature, by:

  1. conserving the world's biological diversity
  2. ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable
  3. promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

WWF aims to deliver lasting changes and impacts in the Coral Triangle that will help bring sustainability to fisheries, food security, improved livelihoods of coastal communities, and protection of biodiversity and ecosystems services. WWF in the Coral Triangle continues as a partner in the CTI-CFF with the aim to strengthen existing collaborations and build new partnerships and networks with government, private sector, and civil society towards the implementation of a shared vision and ambition for the Coral Triangle. We do this through technical support to and participation in CTI working groups and other regional and international fora and by helping to mobilize resources to support and implement the CTI-CFF Regional and National Plans of Action.

New challenges include addressing the millions of tonnes of plastic leaking into the ocean each year, ramping up the identification, protection, and effective management of the most resilient reefs in the Coral Triangle, and scaling up effective fisheries management approaches. Our tourism focus will continue working with the CTI-CFF and partners to resource and implement a Sustainable Nature-based Tourism Programme in the Coral Triangle.

Contact Details

Jacqueline Thomas

The Coral Triangle multi-media website and tourism portal: