Improved resource monitoring to support community-based marine protected area planning on Yap, Federated States of Micronesia
Pacific Marine Resources Institute, Inc. (PMRI)
PMRI/Yap CAP GCRC 2011
Type Period Note:
Final Report, 10-1/2010 - 9/30/2011
"Common challenges for coral-reef conservation across Micronesia include understanding the spatial distribution of marine resources so that areas of significance can be identified; as well as translating complex ecological knowledge into rational insight. Community ownership and management of marine resources in Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia, underpins this need, which was collaboratively approached by PMRI and Yap Community Action Program. The specific outcomes for our project included robust ecological datasets pertaining to Yap?s long-term coral monitoring efforts, capacity building for Yap CAP and community-based monitoring staff, preparation of a summary powerpoint highlighting key findings for ongoing community presentations, and the preparation of a peer-reviewed manuscript that is currently in review."
NOAA CRCP grant NA10NMF4630067