Cross-site sharing of conservation lessons is vital to maximizing outcomes. OneReef’s partner, the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), annually brings together all the Pohnpei State communities that manage their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) so they can share information and best practices. The discussions at this cross-site meeting help OneReef change our programs and better support our partner communities.
In 2020, OneReef formalized its Community Partnership Agreement with the five communities that manage Nanwap MPA. Shortly after that, MLMDA, a collaborative organization that the communities had created to help manage Nanwap, was revived, and a fundraising effort was launched. In our experience working with communities to manage MPAs, initiatives like these are a crucial success factor. Even so, we were taken by surprise at the speed with which the communities achieved their ambitious goal.
Ms. Madelsar Ngiraingas, based in Palau and manager of OneReef Community partnerships, spoke at the Jackson Wild Film Festival to explain the Palauan perspective on conservation. Read more to learn about her story.
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 [...]
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, [...]