The Coral Triangle Day is held on June 9 every year. It is a massive celebration of the Coral Triangle.
The first Coral Triangle Day was celebrated on June 9, 2012.
What is Coral Triangle?
The Coral Triangle, the world's epicentre of marine diversity, is one of the 3 mega ecological complexes on our planet, together with the Congo Basin and the Amazon Rainforest.
It is a vast ocean expanse that geographically spreads across 6 countries in Asia and the Pacific: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor Leste (the "CT6" countries).
It occupies just 1.5% of the world's total ocean area, but represents 30% of the world's coral reefs.
It has the highest coral diversity in the world - 76% of the world’s coral species are found here. Fifteen of are endemic to the region, which means they aren’t found anywhere else.
It is also home to the highest diversity of coral reef fishes in the world. Thirty-seven percent of the world’s coral reef fish species, and 56% of the coral reef fishes in the Indo-Pacific region live here.