June 9th every year is recognised as the Coral Triangle Day.
This year, the theme is “Driving Blue Recovery for A Sustainable Coral Triangle”. The theme calls for promoting and supporting ‘blue recovery’ as vital part of the CT6 member countries. As communities rebuild after the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
What is the Coral Triangle Day? The Coral Triangle Day (held every June 9) is a massive celebration of the Coral Triangle, the world's epicentre of marine biodiversity, which encompasses the seas of 6 countries in the Asia-Pacific region: Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste.
This celebration is not exclusive to these six nations though and includes other countries that benefit from the Coral Triangle’s rich marine resources. The communities celebrate in many ways, carrying the message of ocean conservation under the overall banner of "shared waters, shared solutions".