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