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Micronesia Challenge: Pohnpei Communication Plan

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Policy Program | Comments Off on Micronesia Challenge: Pohnpei Communication Plan

Micronesia Challenge Fact Sheet What is Micronesia Challenge (MC)? *The Micronesia Challenge is a commitment by the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands to preserve the natural resources that are crucial to the survival of Pacific traditions, cultures and livelihoods. *The overall GOAL of the Challenge is to effectively conserve at least 30% of the near-shore marine resources and 20% of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020. *The Micronesia Challenge Community is...

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Pohnpei Culture Day 2013

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Shark School in Fiji

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Policy Program | Comments Off on Shark School in Fiji

In 2012 Conservation Society of Pohnpei launched the shark campaign. The Traditional Leadership Council (Mwoalen Wahu Ihleile en Pohnpei) signed a declaration supporting the creation of all necessary shark laws and the establishment of a Micronesia Shark Sanctuary. CSP was able to reach out to all elementary schools in Pohnpei, the three public high schools and both national and state campuses of College of Micronesia. Meetings and workshops were held for political leaders of Pohnpei to understand the importance of sharks in our waters. Scientists and other political leaders who have passed...

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Micronesia Shark Campaign

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Policy Program | Comments Off on Micronesia Shark Campaign

The Micronesia Shark Campaign originated in Pohnpei State, Federated State of Micronesia, as a collaboration between the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) and the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP). In 2011, leaders (Presidents, Governors and Law Makers) at the Micronesia Chief Executive Summit and the Association of Pacific Island Legislatures Meeting passed resolutions to officially begin the process of creating a regional sanctuary where shark fishing would be prohibited. The Micronesia Shark Campaign aims to advance policy efforts for shark conservation and management in the Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the US Territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands specific to establishing shark protection laws at the state and national levels and achieving a Micronesia Shark Sanctuary by the end of 2012.

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