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 a global network, both on-line and on-the-ground, of islanders and leaders who work with international governments and organizations, corporations, schools, and educators. This sense of community is our strength.
*On the governmental level, The Micronesia Challenge itself is multi-jurisdiction commitment between The Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island. The effort is supported by the United States Department of Interior, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety of Germany. Within these governments and agencies are several sub-agencies and offices that assist in The Challenge.
*The Challenge is supported by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and The Nature Conservancy. Through the marketing department, the Micronesia Challenge works with private corporations within Micronesia to sponsor and fund its activities.
Micronesia Challenge Goals and Achievements
POHNPEI: ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS OF 2011
Marine: 29% at 58,556 Terrestrial: 20% at 6,841 hectares