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Update on GLISPA & MCES GLISPA would like to support MCES by: 1.Promoting and highlighting Micronesian leadership on conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

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2 Update on GLISPA & MCES GLISPA would like to support MCES by: 1.Promoting and highlighting Micronesian leadership on conservation and sustainable livelihoods and the Micronesia Biosecurity Plan (which is a world first) 2.Increase communication and exchanges between Micronesia, Hawai`i and other islands on green growth and innovative green funding mechanisms. 3.Highlighting and jointly identifying opportunities to leverage Micronesian resources and expertise with international financial and technical support.

3 2012 Activities Micronesia representatives have had speaking roles in all GLISPA strategic global events in 2012 (except the high level event in Rio) – Montreal, Canada (Convention on biodiversity meeting) – Rio+20 (Minister de Brum) – COP 11 – Island Summit (Minister de Brum – high level event closing speaker, Guam representatives and a representative talking about the Micronesia Biosecurity Plan)

4 2012 Activities Taken part in meetings and sharing of experiences: – Guam representative sent to Mauritius to help Western Indian Ocean Coastal Challenge with Micronesian experiences. – Palau representative meeting with GLISPA co-chair reps and the Convention on Biodiversitys new Executive Secretary to identify areas of common interest and support – Meeting between Hawaii (including their Chair of the Department of Land and Natural Resources) and Micronesia at COP 11 to talk about areas of potential collaboration.

5 Update on GLISPA & MCES GLISPA Rio high level event: which was hosted by the President of Indonesia and the Prime Minister of Grenada on behalf of other GLISPA co-chairs - President of Seychelles and President of Palau. Glenn Prickett, TNC, Chair of the Nippon Foundation, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, Australia, President Yudhoyono, Indonesia, Prime Minister Spencer, Antigua and Barbuda, Prime Minister Thomas, Grenada, Vice Minister of Colombia and Vice President Faure, Seychelles.

6 Update on GLISPA & MCES GLISPA Rio event: Minister Tony De Brum shares the lessons of Micronesia with other islands and island supporters.

7 Update on GLISPA & MCES Alissa Takesy, FSM presenting in Montreal, Canada Sebastian Marino, Palau meeting along with Seychelles on behalf of GLISPA with the new CBD Executive Secretary Hawaii and Micronesia meeting in India. Vangie Lujan, Guam presenting in Mauritius

8 Photo Credits For more information go to or Almost one fourth of the world's countries are islands or archipelagos and more than two thirds include islands. Photo: Felicite & Sisters Island, Tourism Seychelles. Taro: a staple food source for many islands. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Board. At least 90% of bird species that have become extinct in the last 400 years were island dwellers. Photo: Fairy Tern, Tourism Seychelles. Fish provide a critical source of protein on islands. Photo: Pedro bank fishing boats and shore, Jamaica, Brandon Hay. Islands are home to diverse cultures, such as the Dayak tribe, Borneo. Gabriel Eickhoff, Global Eco Rescue. Lion Fish: one regions beauty is anothers threat. Photo: Tourism Seychelles.


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