Mr. Patterson, who is from Sokehs, grew up with a love of the ocean and spent much of his young years fishing and traveling between the not-too-distant islands of Ant and Pakin Atoll. His love of the ocean and the people of Pohnpei led him to join the Pohnpei State Police force, where he was [...]
For centuries, Pohnpeians used traditional complex systems to protect their natural resources. These strict rules governed all clans’ behavior and ensured that Pohnpei's rich coral reefs, mangroves, and forests provided food and economic livelihood to sustain themselves and future generations. Traditional resource management systems and stewardship systems have been diluted by modern approaches to regulate resource use and management. Modern approaches have also undermined the authority of indigenous communities to control their resources. Consequently, many traditional mangrove ecosystems have been lost and destroyed due to unsustainable harvesting and development practices and notable climate change impacts. On November 17th, traditional leaders made themselves heard!
Thank you for helping us raise $4,520 to date for 4 of our partner communities in Pohnpei (Federated States on Micronesia)! The communities are Palikir, Pakin, Lenger, and Dehpek-Takaiou With the funds raised so far, we have been able to purchase and send basic, bare minimum equipment needed to do surveillance and enforcement effectively and [...]
Rosania Victor exemplifies how women in the Micronesia region play integral roles in protecting and managing their marine protected areas.
OneReef puts hi-tech in hands of local stewards to improve conservation outcomes: OneReef and our science partner, Scripps Oceanography, trained three OneReef Community Partner Teams to use a novel reef-monitoring technology. Read on about how it's a win-win for all of us.