Coral Triangle Countries Set to Celebrate First Ever Coral Triangle Day on June 9
The CTI-CFF Regional Secretariat, together with the CTI National Coordinating Committees and partner organizations, is set to launch the first annual celebration of the Coral Triangle Day on June 9, 2012, in conjunction with World Oceans Day. This year’s theme is “Shared Waters, Shared Solutions: Coming Together as One for the World's Centre of Marine Life—The Coral Triangle.” The event is envisioned to be an annual, open-sourced activity that brings together individuals, organizations, private sector and governments on one special day of the year to shed light on ocean conservation and the numerous ways to protect and conserve the Coral Triangle. Organizations who would like to celebrate Coral Triangle Day can choose to hold numerous activities including but not limited to: beach clean-ups; sustainable seafood dinners and exhibitions; bazaars; and beach parties, among others—all carrying the message of ocean conservation under the overall banner of the Coral Triangle Day. This event aims to build a critical mass of supporters for the Coral Triangle on the individual, organizational, corporate, and government levels by using fun ways for people in the region to take action. All activities on the day will be featured on www.coraltriangleinitiative.org/day and other collaborating websites to create a truly regional community of Coral Triangle supporters.