Depehk/Takaiou Marine Protected Area. Five year management plan (2015 - 2020). Draft version
Kolonia Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Conservation Society of Pohnpei
"The Communities of Depehk and Takaiou with CSP and OneReef undertook this task of developing a resource management plan for the Depehk and Takaiou MPA with guidance from the PIMPAC Management Planning Guide. This plan is made possible by the unanimous blessings of our community and state leadership (traditional and elected), the enthusiastic input from our community CCOs, and generous guidance and support from local and regional partners such as MCT and PIMPAC. We are very happy to present to you this 5 year management plan 2015 - 2020 for the long term management of the Depehk and Takaiou MPA. This management plan took over a 3 months to complete and considerable amount of leadership and community input. We believe that this version fits the most current needs of our people of Depehk and Takaiou. This plan is envisioned as the foundation of the long-term sustainable management of communities rich biodiversity and for food security of their people and the people of Pohnpei State. The peoples vision in this plan is: For our communities of Depehk and Takaiou to be happy with good quality of life and abundant resources?. This vision sums up the direction and the intent of this plan and will serve to unify our people and guide our efforts in sustainable management of our resources. We thank all of our state leadership (traditional and elected), people of Pohnpei State and U Municipality, all our partners and our friends for all their invaluable efforts and contributions into completing this plan. We hope that this plan will guide our community management efforts in prioritizing our limited resources and advancing our community in the next five years with annual review for adaptive management. We look forward to the successful implementation of this plan."
FY2015 CRCP Project ID 427; Project Title: Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Area Community and Micronesia Region Implementation Activities; Principal Investigator: Michael Lameier