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State of the Coral Triangle Reports

State of the Coral Triangle Reports

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These publications, published by Asian Development Bank (ADB), identify key issues for decision-makers if sustainable development of the Coral Triangle’s coastal and marine resources is to be achieved.

Regional State of the Coral Triangle Report - Coral Triangle Marine Resources: Their Status, Economies, and Management

Regional State of the Coral Triangle Report – Coral Triangle Marine Resources: Their Status, Economies, and Management

Two reports spearhead the series, starting with the Regional State of the Coral Triangle which talks about Coral Triangle Marine Resources: Their Status, Economies and Management. The second report is a study on the Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture in the Coral Triangle.

Below are links to each of the country-level reports that provide summaries of each country’s biophysical and socioeconomic characteristics, as well as their institutional framework for governing marine resource use:

State of the Coral Triangle: Indonesia
This report assesses Indonesia’s coastal ecosystems, particularly their exploited resources. It describes the threats to these ecosystems, and explains the country’s plans to ensure their future sustainable use.

State of the Coral Triangle: Malaysia
This report assesses Malaysia’s coastal ecosystems and summarizes the country’s plans in rehabilitating marine protected areas, protecting threatened and endangered species, adapting to the negative impacts of climate change, and responding to the need for financially sustainable, community-based initiatives.

State of the Coral Triangle: Papua New Guinea
This report describes the biophysical characteristics of Papua New Guinea’s coastal and marine ecosystems, how they are being exploited, the framework in place that governs their use, the socioeconomic characteristics of the communities that use them, and the environmental threats posed by the manner in which they are being used.

State of the Coral Triangle: Philippines
This report describes the biophysical characteristics of the Philippines’ marine and coastal ecosystems, their governance as per the terms of the prevailing legal and policy framework, and the institutional arrangements for ensuring compliance with the provisions of that framework.

State of the Coral Triangle: Solomon Islands
This report summarizes all readily available information concerning Solomon Islands coral reefs and marine resources.

State of the Coral Triangle: Timor-Leste
This report describes the biophysical characteristics of Timor-Leste’s marine and coastal ecosystems, their governance under the prevailing legal and policy framework, and the institutional arrangements for ensuring compliance with the provisions of that framework.

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