About Liz Parissenti

Liz Parissenti is the U.S. Program Manager for OneReef and loves diving, ocean conservation, and trying new food.

Palau Pledge Launches

December 7 marked the launch of the “Palau Pledge” - the world’s first conservation pledge that is stamped directly into visitors’ passports. Palau is a globally-recognized leader in ocean conservation, and this pledge reminds everyone about the responsibility this generation has to the next to protect and preserve the planet. When you arrive in Palau, your [...]

By | 2018-02-26T12:18:46+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning from Conservation Rangers Around the Pacific

OneReef staff Wayne Andrew, Surech Hideyos, and Liz Parissenti were able to join a TNC-sponsored learning exchange in Palau, to share best practices and experiences with protecting coral reefs.   Conservation officers on a demonstration patrol There were enforcement rangers from Pohnpei, American Samoa, and Palau, who face similar issues of noncompliance and [...]

By | 2018-02-26T12:23:50+00:00 November 20th, 2017|palau|0 Comments

President Remengesau’s Push for Partnerships

OneReef has recently taken an exciting step forward with Palau’s Office of the President, when we were invited to visit Palau and bring partners from the U.S. as President Remengesau’s guests. President Remengesau has been a consistent world leader in ocean conservation at the United Nations, and was the recipient of the Peter Benchley Ocean [...]

By | 2017-09-13T11:17:13+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Events, palau|0 Comments

OneReef Screens “Chasing Coral” at Montalvo Arts Center

OneReef's screening of the award-winning movie, Chasing Coral, was a sold-out event with a highly engaged audience. What can I personally do to address the rapid loss of coral reefs? This was the question of the evening, asked by one of 270 attendees at the screening of Chasing Coral, about the effects of coral bleaching [...]

By | 2017-08-29T16:35:19+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Events|0 Comments

Join OneReef & Thought Leaders at the Bioneers Conference

OneReef Founder and CEO Christopher LaFranchi is proud to showcase our OneReef model at the Bioneers Conference, an annual summit that will be held in San Ramon, CA from October 21-23, 2016. OneReef was invited to participate by Synchronicity Earth, a UK registered charity that connects effective conservation organizations on a global scale. This represents [...]

By | 2016-10-17T18:35:56+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Conferences|Comments Off on Join OneReef & Thought Leaders at the Bioneers Conference

OneReef: Final Four at Blue Investment Conference

We are excited to report that OneReef is one of only four finalists, out of 100+ applicants, selected to pursue support from sponsors of the The Grenada Blue Week and Investment Conference, held in St George’s, Grenada, from May 14-22, 2016. The Government of Grenada, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, World Bank, [...]

By | 2017-08-29T14:03:26+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Conferences|Comments Off on OneReef: Final Four at Blue Investment Conference

Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary opens doors for greater collaboration with OneReef

Palau President Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. said it all recently in the Guardian: “Today is a historic day for Palau, proving that a small island nation can have a big impact on the ocean.”

By | 2017-01-24T20:56:00+00:00 October 25th, 2015|palau|Comments Off on Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary opens doors for greater collaboration with OneReef

OneReef Model Incorporated into Palau’s Protected Areas Network

Under a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the Environment Ministry, OneReef’s site-based model will be incorporated into Palau’s Protected Area Network (PAN) and finance plan. Moreover, OneReef is formally invited to contribute to the country’s emerging 5-year PAN management strategy. Chris LaFranchi and Liz Parissenti recently returned from meetings in Palau to begin that [...]

By | 2017-01-24T20:51:10+00:00 September 23rd, 2015|palau|Comments Off on OneReef Model Incorporated into Palau’s Protected Areas Network