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Saving the Coral Triangle
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The Coral Triangle is at the heart of a fast-growing economic hub in the Asia-Pacific region.

As this hub grows in importance, so do the pressures that could destroy the integrity of the Coral Triangle. Today, new threats are taking a heavy toll on this globally significant ecological complex.


Fishing boats are extracting tuna out of the sea faster than tuna populations can replenish themselves.

Too many reef fish are caught using highly damaging practices, and are exported before they have had a chance to reproduce and sustain the size of their population in the wild.

Every year, thousands of endangered turtles are caught in fishing nets and are traded for their parts, eggs or meat.

And across the Coral Triangle, people are feeling the impacts of climate change.

What is at stake is not just threatened species and ecosystems, but the lives of millions of people.

So what do we do ?


Some of the threats...

Overfishing
In many places in the Coral Triangle, overfishing is fast emptying the waters of valuable marine resources—robbing present and future generations of their food and sources of income. Fish are being caught and shipped alive to high-end restaurants in Hong Kong and Singapore among others. The problem is that many of these species are vulnerable, and often endangered. This trend is driven by an increasing demand for seafood across Asia-Pacific, and made worse by the lack of effective systems to sustainably manage fishing. Help WWF stop overfishing by patronizing responsibly-caught seafood products.
Marine Turtle Trade
Demand for marine turtles as food, souvenirs, jewellery, medicine, cosmetics and pets is fuelling the illegal trade of these species and their parts (eggs, meat, shell) in the Coral Triangle. More and more stuffed turtles are sold as souvenirs in China, while there continues to be a high demand for turtle meat and egg consumption across the region. Help WWF stop the illegal trade and consumption of turtles by refusing turtle-based products, and spreading the word around you.
Coral Bleaching
Coral bleaching, caused by increased ocean temperatures, poses a major threat to coral reefs. This affects not only marine biodiversity but also millions of people in the Coral Triangle who depend on the reefs’ natural resources for their daily sustenance and source of income. Reduce your impact on global warming by reducing your carbon footprint!
Destructive Fishing
Countless endangered species including marine turtles, sharks, seabirds, billfish and marine mammals are killed each year due to indiscriminate fishing. By eating responsibly-caught seafood, you can help WWF to ensure that the fishing industry continue to feed people and the economies of the Coral Triangle without affecting the future of fish.
 
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