Communities We Partner With

Helen Reef

OneReef supports the Helen Reef Rangers to protect some of Palau’s highest fish biomass through this community-driven conservation initiative.

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Two communities have partnered with OneReef to protect some of Yap’s most resilient reefs from poachers.

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This remote atoll has committed to preventing illegal fishing of their valuable fish populations.

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Ant Atoll

Ant is the spawning ground for many of Pohnpei’s fish species, and OneReef has helped build a sustainable conservation and enforcement program.

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Pohnpei Conservation Network

 Local management can be taken to a state-wide scale through cross-site trainings, community engagement, and coordinated enforcement.

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Palau National Marine Sanctuary

Palau has committed to protecting its entire marine territory from overfishing. OneReef is working with communities to take the lead at protecting outlying islands and nearshore reefs.

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OneReef has demonstrated our approach across communities in the Micronesia  Region, and we’ve built an exciting pipeline of starter projects now ready to be implemented. We will demonstrate our solution and consolidate our reputation in Micronesia, then begin building similar portfolios by adapting our model to other parts of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Micronesia is an ideal place to demonstrate and refine our solution because:

  • Micronesia supports some of the largest and most biologically diverse reefs on earth
  • Communities legally own or exert control over reefs. They derive direct benefits from them, and have a direct incentive to protect and sustainably use them
  • There is substantial political will to protect reefs, both because of their cultural heritage and because reefs are directly tied to critical economic benefits like tourism
  • There are relatively few threats from large-scale pollution or industrial-scale developments that often conflict with conservation