Environmental Policy Program

We believe government and community leader support is essential to enable appropriate legislation and community compliance for environmentally friendly practices. Over the years we have focused efforts on reaching out to those tasked with making and enforcing the laws governing natural resource management. Advancing this effort we have launched, our strategy to establish a new policy and government relations program with targeted policy interventions with key policy and community and level partners to ensure they are better informed to support and develop sound effective resource management laws informed by science and research.


To facilitate healthy and sustainable natural resources conservation through policy support partnership.


Enhanced government and community leaders access to information, to improve policy, legislation and regulations that protects biodiversity and resource management.


Recommended Action Strategy #1:

Advocate and build enabling partnership through information sharing and access to support legislation and policy development. In partnership, host an annual environmental symposium to build and inform a sustainable management state vision.

Recommended Action Strategy #2:

Advocate through legislation development of a sustainable financing framework to maintain and support effective conservation at sites to support community participation in resource management. Champion an establishment of a Pohnpei Protected Areas Network (PAN) financial mechanism legislation utilizing Palau’s model legislation strategy.

Recommended Action Strategy #3:

Advocate and support development of key legislations and policies that adopts priority recommendations of the REA and Fish Market Surveys to protect biodiversity loss. Specifically support development of key legislations to minimize impacts of unsustainable fishing practices and proper land management.

Recommendation Action Strategy #4:

Advocate and support key actions (capacity building, learning exchange, strategic action development and skills building training etc….) for effective resource management and enforcement of resources for staff of the state Fish and Wildlife Division community partners.

Recommendation Action Strategy #5:

Participation at the municipal government level. Bring management closer to the communities and to be part of the solutions.

Micronesia Challenge: Pohnpei Communication Plan

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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...

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Pohnpei Culture Day 2013

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Shark School in Fiji

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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....

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Micronesia Shark Campaign

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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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