Marine Turtles are Important 

This poster lists the role of turtles in the ecosystem and simple things that citizens can do to protect them. It is available in English, Filipino, and Bahasa Indonesia.




Practical Ways to Slow Down Climate Change

This poster lists five simple ways that citizens can in their daily lives to reduce their carbon footprint and to slow down climate change. It is available in English and Bahasa Indonesia.




Protected Philippine Aquatic Wildlife Poster

Two posters make up this set:

  • Poster 1 – Shells, corals, seaweed, seagrass, and high-value types like sea cucumbers – illustrate threatened aquatic wildlife; and
  • Poster 2 – Whales, dolphins, sharks, rays, sea turtles, and assorted wildlife

These public awareness materials support the CTI-SEA’s goal of educating coastal communities to discourage illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing (IUUF) of protected Philippine aquatic wildlife. [Download Poster 1 and Poster 2  from the ADB website]




Climate-smart Rice and Food Security in the Philippines

This poster was used for the GEF International Waters Conference (IWC8) and it outlines how climate-smart rice is helping farmers in Palawan and Zamboanga adapt to the impacts of climate change.





Alternative Kudat Community-based Ecotourism Collective (AKCC) Brochure

Alternative Kudat Community-based Ecotourism Brochure

The ‘Alternative Kudat CbEt Collective’ or AKCC was conceived in 2016 as a community-based ecotourism initiative to develop supplementary livelihood options for communities, thereby helping relieve the pressure on marine resource use at the Tun Mustapha Marine Park in Sabah, Borneo.

AKCC is made up five communities that are best experienced in a loop, offering intrepid visitors the chance to move away from the mainstream and immerse themselves in the community, diversity, and authenticity of what is truly, the heart of Kudat. This brochure lists the attractions and contact person per community. Download the PDF


Treasures of the Coral Triangle Bookmarks


Files to print your own bookmarks featuring some of the animals that call the Coral Triangle their home!





Coral Triangle Initiative Brochure


ADB brochure outlining the goals and framework of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF). Download the PDF




Coral Triangle Note Cards


The Coral Triangle note card set includes eight note cards featuring

  • art created by high school students from Palawan, Philippines
  • a mural by students from Zamboanga, Philippines; and
  • paintings from stories in the Tales from the Coral Triangle story book.

Download the PDF



Groupers of Kwandang Bay  (Kerapu Teluk Kwandang)

groupers of kwandang bayThis guide book in Bahasa Indonesia is a compilation of photos of the groupers (Family Serranidae) in Kwandang Bay, Indonesia. It shows the diversity of this coral reef fish that is economically important not only to the country but to the Coral Triangle as well. The guide book serves as a basic tool for applying the ecosystem approach to fisheries management to this marine resource. It contains common names in the local language as well as scientific names. This reference material will help fishers, resource managers, and customs officers to properly identify groupers and monitor their abundance and catch by species. Download the PDF


Beacons: Stories from the Coral Triangle – Philippines

Beacons of the coral triangleThis book is about outstanding partners who have succeeded in overcoming challenges and made a difference in their communities. It features community champions from the municipality of Taytay and Balabac in Palawan, Zamboanga del Sur and Zamboanga Sibugay, and Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary in Tawi-Tawi. Download the PDF




Climate Change Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Assessment Study of Balabac Municipality, Palawan

Balabac VA report

This study recommends appropriate climate change adaptation and risk reduction measure to help address present and potential climate related problems in the municipality. This includes floods, storm, surges, landslides, and sea level rise. The study covered six villages in Balabac (Agutayan, Bancalaan/Matanggule, Catagupan, Pasig, Rabor, and Salang), which are usually affected by floods. Download the PDF.



Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment


This study included the assessment of natural disaster risks, including earthquakes and soil liquefaction, in addition to typhoons, floods, rain-induced landslides, storm surges, and sea level rise. The assessment profile serves as a basis to formulate proposed Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction Management (DRRM) measures for the areas surveyed in Turtle Islands, Palawan. Download the PDF.



Coral and Giant Clam Gardens: Experiences and Lessons in Establishing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan, Philippines

Experiences and Lessons in PES

This resource book provides an account of the pioneering efforts of a coastal municipality in establishing payment of ecosystem services (PES) as a sustainable financing mechanism to protect and manage its marine resources.

It is the hope of the RETA 7813 Team that by publishing this resource book, institutions and communities engaged in the restoration, conservation, and management of natural resources will consider adopting PES as a mechanism for the sustainable financing of their initiatives. Download the PDF

Establishing and Monitoring Coral and Giant Clam Gardens

Establishing and monitoring CGCG

Residents in Taytay, Palawan are protecting corals and the vulnerable giant clams through the Coral and Giant Clam Gardening project. This initiative was designed to seamlessly combine reef restoration and sustainable financing through ecotourism.

Since 2015, this nature-based initiative has changed the way local communities look at managing marine protected areas. This manual shows how reef restoration, so important for fishing communities, can be replicated in the country.  Download the PDF


Handbook of Fishery Laws

Handbook of Fishery Laws

This handbook seeks to address the issue mentioned above by providing readers with a Filipino version of Chapter 6 on Prohibitions and Penalties of Republic Act 10654 (An Act to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing, Amending Republic Act No. 50, Otherwise known as “The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998,” and for Other Purposes).

This reference materials is designed to be more reader-friendly and understandable to law enforcers. Download the PDF


Tales from the Coral Triangle


Ten winning entries from the “Our Seas” story writing contest for high school students in Palawan, Philippines employ fantasy, humor, and drama to highlight the importance of protecting the ocean.

Download the PDF in English

Download the PDF in Filipino

Download the PDF in Bahasa Indonesia 


Costing of the Philippine National Plan of Action


The Costing of the Philippine National Plan of Action organizes and analyzes knowledge on baseline costs of implementation and committed funding of the Coral Triangle Initiative (CTI) program.





Experience Notes

These are practical experiences in promoting better transboundary water management. Experiences include successful practices, approaches, strategies, lessons, and methodologies, that emerge in CTI-SEA’s subprojects in climate change adaptation, ecosystem approach to fisheries management, payment for ecosystem services, and communication.

Experience Note EAFM SABAH


Issue 1: Climate Change Adaptation: Seaweed producing village heeds wake-up call for early action adaptation planning



Experience Note EAFM SABAH


Issue 1: Building Knowhow on the Application of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Sabah


Experience Note PES TAYTAY

Issue 1: Designing a Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Taytay, Palawan: Establishing the Benchmark 



Other CTI-Related Projects Supported by ADB

Below is a list of reports and documents related to Coral Triangle Initiative projects supported by the Asian Development Bank.