Visiting Pohnpei & New Conservation Agreements!

OneReef Strategy and Marketing guru Suparna Vashisht was joined by 12 other attendees in a recent trip to Pohnpei Micronesia. Thank you Suparna for the write up! “I recently returned from a remarkable trip to Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia), which is one of the project sites of OneReef. Working for NGOs doesn’t pay much, […]

A Coffee for an Acre of Reef

At OneReef, our mission is to create Vibrant Reefs, Thriving Communities. We are committed to identifying bright spots of conservation and working with the communities who are committed to protecting them. Helen Reef, our first MCA site, is home to an incredibly diverse 530 species of fish, 43 species of soft coral, and the highest recorded […]

OneReef on NPR

We were thrilled to be featured this month as a guest on Listen Bay Area with host Armand Carr, which was also picked up by National Public Radio. The conversation  Many people are aware that coral reefs are at risk. Climate change, overfishing, and pollution threaten reef health around the world. We’ve lost 50% of […]

Northern Reefs Enforcement Training

OneReef is working with the Ngarcheong State Conservation Officers to protect more than 500,000 acres of Palau’s Northern Reefs.  Since our initial engagement with the enforcement team in Fall 2017, the program has made impressive strides in its training and protocols. We have outlined our progress to date, interim assessment, and proposed next steps. In […]

OneReef & Ngarchelong Ranger Learning Exchange

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. There were enforcement rangers from Pohnpei, American Samoa, and Palau, who face similar issues of noncompliance and illegal in protected areas. While they may live hundreds […]

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 […]

Emerging Public & Private Partnerships

During our last trip to Palau, OneReef was joined by Michael Sutton, a conservation lawyer who has extensive experience with designing public-private partnerships in California and elsewhere. We had a series of meetings with President Remengesau, Executive Director of the Palau National Marine Sanctuary Keobel Sakuma, Executive Director of the Palau Legacy Project Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons, […]

Join OneReef & Thought Leaders at Bioneers Conference

OneReef Founder and CEO Christopher LaFranchi is proud to showcase our OneReef model at the Bioneer’s 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 […]

Palau’s Ministry of Justice Signs Formal Agreement in Support of OneReef

OneReef and the Republic of Palau (ROP) have entered into an exciting formal partnership to protect Palau’s valuable marine resources. Through recent groundbreaking legislation to pass the Palau National Marine Sanctuary (PNMS), all of Palau’s marine territory has been designated either no-take or reserved for domestic fisheries. Palau’s Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is responsible for […]

OneReef Chosen As Blue Week Finalist

We are excited to announce 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, […]

OneReef Model Expands in Palau

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 process, […]