In October 2020, two new community groups in Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia) formalized Community Partnership Agreements with OneReef. Nanwap is an MPA (Marine Protected Area) in Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia) extending about 3.04 square miles, traditionally known as a fish spawning area for rabbitfish. Other species include parrotfish, snappers, wrasse, sea cucumber, turtles, [...]
The Helen Reef Ranger team of five (5), led by Sr. Officer Hercules Amelio, apprehended and detained a twenty-eight-man crew Chinese vessel off the southwest coast of Helen Reef. The 80-foot Chinese vessel had sent out its crew in 6 smaller vessels to collect sea cucumbers from the Helen Reef Marine Protected Area, a no-take [...]
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.
See photos and learn about the progress of two floating ranger stations in our partner communities.