Timor-Leste has been identified as part of the Coral Triangle of the Indo-Pacific region. The coral triangle is a significant initiative, which aims to preserve the incredible biodiversity of the area.
Its marine ecology is remarkably un-spoilt by land based industry, commercial fishing and due to its geological features (such as the trench between mainland Timor and the island of Atauro) is not as susceptible to naturally occurring processes such as coral bleaching which affect similar areas around the region.
Timor-Leste has been blessed with a magnificent coastline ringed by unspoiled fringing reefs teaming with countless species of fishes and corals. Marine biologists who have visited Timor-Leste suggest that Timor-Leste’s reefs could be some of the most unspoiled, bio-diverse reef systems in the world.