Promoting sustainable practices in the tropics


Promoting sustainable practices in the tropics

The capacity of communities to sustain life is greatly influenced by the decisions they make.

Overfishing, land clearing, pollution, and population growth all adversely affect the quality of life for coastal communities if not sustainably managed. By better understanding the consequences of human activity we can help maintain coastal communities and secure their natural resource for future generations.

The Capturing Coral Reef & Related Ecosystem Services (CCRES) project works with coastal communities in East Asia-Pacific region to provide them with the know-how and management tools to protect their natural resources. By sharing scientific evidence and technical advice the CCRES project helps community leaders unlock the natural wealth of coastlines to improve food security, community health and wellbeing, while sustaining coastal ecosystems.

As a project partner, guiding communications, engagement and outreach, Currie inspires decision-makers in Indonesia and the Philippines to implement sustainable practices and protect their natural resources.

Our work involves:

  • Branding and key messaging for the project, managing stakeholder relationships
  • Communication activities to promote results and encourage uptake in the regions
  • Design and delivery of engagement strategies for the regional and global markets
  • Guiding a stakeholder-led approach to project planning and product development

CCRES is ‘Phase Two’ of the Coral Reef Targeted Research & Capacity Building for Management (CRTR) Program (, 2005-2010) which was joint-funded by the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility and The University of Queensland.