Pohnpei FSM, Conservation Enforcement Training of Trainers And Annual MPA Cross site Gathering Sept. 27-Oct. 10, 2019
"Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia has established a network of protected areas and annually the Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) with other local partners facilitate a gathering of the local communities that manage these protected areas with the aim of sharing lessons learned from each community and developing work plans for the coming year. This year, the annual meeting was held at Nihco Marine Park from Sept. 27-28, 2019 and was hosted by the community of the Palikir Marine Protected Area (MPA). Palikir MPA is the most recent protected area to be legislated and added to the Pohnpei Network and by far the largest and most complex that includes mangroves, sea grass, patch reefs, inner reef, channel complexes and outer reefs CSP requested follow up assistance from PIMPAC on conservation enforcement to support the community efforts in Pohnpei and Mr. Wayne Andrew was contracted to provide this assistance. This assistance was requested to be conducted after the Pohnpei annual cross site meeting to allow Mr. Andrew the opportunity to participate and share lessons learned in the annual cross site meeting and to work with community leaders to understand challenges in enforcement to guide the development of the enforcement training agenda for the week after the MPA meeting. The goal is to work with a group of community, municipal and state officers to form a team that can is confident and capable of delivering surveillance and enforcement training that can increase their capacity over time."
FY2018 CRCP Project ID 427; Project Title: Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Area Community and Micronesia Region Implementation Activities; Principal Investigator: Michael Lameier