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Coral Triangle Futures Think Tank - Expediting outcomes and impact at scale - Workshop Report

Anissa Lawrence

The first Futures Think Tank for the Coral Triangle (CT) region in August 2017. The  objective of the workshop was to accelerate collaborative approaches that achieve greater impact to improve sustainability outcomes in High Conservation Value (HCV) areas with respect  to small scale fisheries and marine managed areas, focusing on the CT as a case study. There were 29 people who participated in the workshop. Representatives were from 14 NGOS, regional and development organisations working across the CT, as well as conservation  organisations working in other countries including Madagascar. Participants explored the barriers and the context within which conservation organisations in the CT will be operating into the future, which provided a somewhat bleak picture. While  challenging, the collective minds, energy and resources of those working in this area were  brought together to find workable, cost effective ways to achieve the future wanted for CT  communities and biodiversity.