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1 Sara Martin QEDHS – December 11 th

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3  Marine area including waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and Solomon Islands.  Named because greatest amount of corals in this area (600 different coral species in some places)  Called ‘the Nursery of the Seas’ because of incredibly high marine biodiversity (highest in the world)

4  Rich and diverse coral reefs  2000 species of reef fish  6 of 7 marine turtle species  Whales, sharks, rays, dugongs, dolphins  Mangrove, seaweed, seagrass  120 million people  Highly productive tuna fishery (fuels a multi-billion dollar global tuna industry)  Nature–based tourism industry valued at over US$12 billion annually

5  Economic development and population growth 1) Unsustainable harvest (overharvest) of marine resources 2) Destructive fishing practices 3) Problematic land-based activities 4) Coastal development 5) Destruction of reef and mangrove habitat  Climate Change 1) Deterioration of reef health 2) Sea level rise 3) Shift in species distribution and abundance

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8  The Coral Triangle = WWF Priority Place  WWF working with people to help maintain food security and livelihoods through marine conservation:  Building sustainable fisheries  Preparing for climate change  Creating protected areas  Alternate livelihoods  Protecting marine turtles  Reducing bycatch

9  There are WWF offices in all 6 coral triangle countries  WWF Solomon Islands - Field office in Gizo (5 local staff) - Admin office in Honiara (1 local staff)

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11 Red circle = Ghizo Island, Western Province

12  Ghizo Island = current integration site (focus area) for WWF projects  Marine conservation, sustainable livelihoods, capacity building (communities and gov’t)  Mangrove, fish, coral reef, turtles, protected areas, alternate livelihoods  Overall goal = Maintaining food security and livelihoods of Solomon Islanders

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14 Growing corals

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17 Inshore Fish Aggregating Device (IFAD)

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19 Kogulavata Bay office...

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21 pages/overview.aspx ngle/overview/coral-triangle-initiative.xml Websites for more information:

22 Gizo market = fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, crab, shells, seaweed, nuts, flowers, traditional foods, baked goods.

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51 Thank You for your attention. Tangio Tumas!


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