26 April 2009

The Coral Triangle

The Coral Triangle is a region , covering over 6 million square kilometres, that holds the greatest number of corals, sponges, crustaceans, molluscs and fish on this planet. There are over 600 types of coral, 3000 species of fish, sea turtles, whales, and dolphins. It is now known as the global centre for marine diversity.

Millions of people who depend on tourism and fishing for their livelihoods also live along the shores of the Coral Triangle. Coastal development, over-fishing, and other activities caused by man are threatening this area. I hope that these harmful activities will cease to happen and that the Coral Triangle will be here for future generations to admire.

Recenty, 6 Asia-Pacific countries signed a plan to save the most important area of coral reef in theCoral traingle http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8051709.stm