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1 1 © TNC 2011 Marine Aggregation

2 2 Outline Scope and launch of the MC Commitments and goals Important pre-conditions Financing targets Progress in Conservation Measures Key advantages of Challenge approach Jurisdiction highlights

3 3 Scope and launch

4 4 Commitments and goals The governments of the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Territory of Guam committed: to effectively conserve at least 30% of the near-shore marine resources and 20% of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020

5 5 Important pre-conditions

6 6 Financing targets 2005: TNC assisted Palau to identify SF needs for PAN 2006: Phase I: TNC and CI each pledged $3M to seed 2:1 match for initial endowment target of $18M (doesn’t include CNMI & Guam) GEF pledged $6M regional grant : MCT & TNC assisted FSM, RMI, CNMI, Guam to develop jurisdictional SF plans : Phase II: MCT, MCRO, TNC, local consultants assisted in development of Regional Business Plan/ Fundraising Strategy New total endowment target of ~$55M (includes original $18M)

7 7 Progress in Conservation Measures Identified baseline of existing areas under some form of management Established standardized regional monitoring methods to assess management effectiveness and training local teams in data collection and analysis MC regional database is being piloted- PALARIS is leading this effort

8 8 Key advantages of Challenge approach Opportunity to go beyond “paper parks”: Ensure long-term sustainability, management effectiveness Add new sites faster Better manage big threats outside protected areas (e.g. fisheries, coastal development, climate change, invasive species…) Opportunity for major commitment of funds / enhanced regional collaboration to maximize resources, providing strong foundation to scale-up and leverage learning (NOAA, DOI, GEF, German BMU, USFS, Packard Foundation, CEPF, TNC, CI, NaturalEquity, AusAID, and others…)

9 9 Jurisdiction Highlights

10 10 Focusing on watershed management Laolao Bay project 30 % 0% TIME Goal Current Garapan watershed LaoLao Bay Tachogna Tinian NE Tinian coast CNMI

11 11 Executive Order supporting the MC –directing agencies to support conservation efforts Implementing Piti-Asan Watershed Conservation Action Plan and Rare Campaign to reduce wildland fires Guam

12 12 Atoll Vulnerability Assessment completed Watershed partnerships developed FSM

13 13 Community-based planning process RMI

14 14 Implemented a $15 Green Fee for PAN Collaborated with PEACE org. and submitted a grant application to develop a “PAN Communications Strategy” Proposed new “Division of Protected Areas Network” within the Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Tourism Palau

15 15 Young Champion Program Internship program to help prosper future leaders to their respective islands Two interns per jurisdiction

16 16 Thank You Si Yu’us Ma’ase Olomwaay Kommol tata Sulang Kilisou chapur Kalahngan Kamagar Kulo Mulalap

17 17 Questions?


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