About us

The Center for Marine Conservation is a unique facility, providing an integrated learning space for marine professionals and the public to learn about and be inspired to protect our oceans.

Awareness education and training are the keys to effecting long-term and sustainable change in protecting our oceans.

Through innovative and hands-on learning exhibits, visitors to the Center for Marine Conservation will learn about the Coral Triangle region’s unique biodiversity, its people’s well-being and livelihood, and the vital importance of marine protection.

The Center is run by Indonesian foundation Coral Triangle Center (CTC), a non-profit organization based in Bali. Established in 2010, CTC provides education, training, and makes sure that marine protected areas within the world’s epicenter of marine biodiversity are managed effectively.

The Center for Marine Conservation is the brainchild of George Tahija, CTC’s Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and CTC Executive Director and Co-founder Rili Djohani. They envisioned the Center to play a key role in in reaching out and inspiring multiple stakeholders across the world to save our oceans.

CTC is a certified training center of the Government of Indonesia and an official partner of the Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF). CTC also supports on-the-ground conservation programs through its learning sites in Bali, Maluku, North Maluku, and Timor-Leste. CTC leads networks of women leaders, local government executives, private sector champions, who engage and implement marine resource conservation in the Coral Triangle – which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste.