Welcome to our Coral Reef Conservation Initiative
As the key priority in the Coral World Park, we work with various organisations worldwide to bring together best practices to protect our reefs and assist in the replenishment of fish stock in Asia.
Protecting The Nursery of Marine Life
Palawan is the epicenter of Marine Life on earth and is part of the Coral Triangle of Asia. The Coral Reefs within this radius are the key conservation priority of the Coral World Park and the shift of its residents to sustainable livelihoods.
The CWP currently has five sites for Coral Reef Conservation efforts which include its main island. In 2018, we increased the conservation efforts to 10 sites with two key sites in the central and southern part of Palawan.
Stay tuned for more updates on reef conservation technology we use and our latest partnership with the leading reef conservation organisation in the world today based in Florida, USA and a marine reserve organization based in the UK.
Threats to the Coral Triangle
The biodiversity and natural productivity of the Coral Triangle are under threat from poor marine management (including coastal development, overfishing and destructive fishing), lack of political will, poverty, a high market demand and local disregard for rare and threatened species, and climate change.
An estimated 120 million people live within the Coral Triangle, of which approximately 2.25 million are fishers who depend on healthy seas to make a living. These threats are putting at risk livelihoods, economies and future market supplies for species such as tuna. Studies have highlighted the alarming decline of coral cover in this region.
The Coral Reef cover in the CWP’s main area in Coron, Palawan is only 6%.
[Note : The CWP area is classified under the “Coron Area” and NOT “Coron Island."]