We believe that island communities are the most effective environmental stewards when armed with the right partnerships and resources.
A SCALABLE SOLUTION FOR
CONSERVATION THAT ENDURES
OneReef’s Community Partnership Agreement Model is a proven way to accomplish long-term conservation success. We combine traditional stewardship with the right resources and link economic benefits to conservation. Agreements include the community’s 20-year vision, shared commitments and expected outcomes, a spatial management plan, impact monitoring plan, and more.
THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN
THE RIGHT PLACES
THE RIGHT PARTNERSHIPS WITH SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY
OneReef partnerships align private and public funds, technology, and science, which makes our model more effective. Working hand-in-hand, OneReef, island communities, elected leaders, funders, and expert technical and scientific partners combine modern resources with traditional stewardship to:
1) Protect globally valued reefs
2) Finance stewardship functions
3) Measure ecological response
4) Generate community-wide benefits
Joint problem-solving and meaningful engagement create enduring value.
Our partners include leaders in the field such as Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Conservation Society of Pohnpei, ProtectedSeas, Micronesia Conservation Trust, and more.
THE RIGHT TOOLS
The communities we work with possess invaluable traditional knowledge yet need financial, scientific, and technical resources to protect their reefs and implement conservation programs. OneReef supports and mentors community members in four focal areas:
1) Training, tools, infrastructure to increase agency
2) Support for marine management plans
3) Science-based monitoring for measuring impact
4) Establishment of sustainable financing