OneReef is proud to announce a visionary multi-year $2 million gift from Russ Fuller and the Fuller Family Foundation that will launch the Ocean Guardians Fund. This fund will focus on scaling the successful OneReef model of community-led partnerships that are equitable and long-term, expanding to an additional 38 partnerships and increasing the area managed by communities to 3 million acres. The OneReef team is grateful and energized by the generous five-year commitment made by Russ Fuller and the Fuller Family Foundation to support OneReef’s transformational work with Pacific Island Communities.
Traditional Stewardship skills are important to the identity of Micronesian communities and also for helping protect their oceans in the face of climate change and other global threats. The success of the Stewardship Skills Youth Summer Camp supported by OneReef last year has set the foundation for ongoing camps and classes. In the summer of 2021, OneReef supported and facilitated two different Stewardship Skills camps for youth which are helping preserve and pass on traditional knowledge. READ MORE!
Resurrected Community Organization Makes Early Gains to Boost Nanwap MPA
In 2020, OneReef formalized its Community Partnership Agreement with the five communities that manage Nanwap MPA. Shortly after that, MLMDA, a joint organization that the communities had created to help manage Nanwap was revived, and a fundraising effort was launched. In our experience working with communities to manage MPAs, initiatives like these are a key success factor. Even so, we were taken by surprise at the speed with which the communities achieved their ambitious goal.
Cross-site sharing of conservation lessons is vital to maximizing outcomes. OneReef's partner, the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) annually brings together all the Pohnpei State Communities that manage their Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) so they can share information and best practices. The discussions at this cross-site meeting help Onereef make changes to our programs and better support our partner communities. READ MORE!
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