Micronesia Challenge Documents

Micronesia Challenge Fact Sheet
A basic backgrounder on the Micronesia Challenge and its impact on the region.  Filled with colorful photos and basic facts/information, this brochure is the perfect introductory handout for someone becoming newly acquainted with the Challenge.

Lessons Learned
An insightful and introspective look at the lessons learned during the first two years of the Micronesia Challenge that will provide insights to other regions of the world seeking to make similar, groundbreaking conservation commitments.

The Micronesia Challenge: History
Information on the Micronesia Challenge, from it’s inception in 2006 and official launching at the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity in Curitiba, Brazil, to its inclusion in the Global Island Partnership and subsequent support around the world in 2007.  This document also includes a timeline and a brief explanation of the financing for the Challenge.

Blueprint I: Conserving Biodiversity in the Federated States of Micronesia
Maps illustrating the areas of biodiversity significance for Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk and Kosrae.

Blueprint II: Conserving Biodiversity in the Federated States of Micronesia
A detailed list of conservation targets throughout Micronesia.

Palau Micronesia Challenge Brochure
This colorful pamphlet explores Palau’s commitment to the Micronesia Challenge and includes information on the Global Island Partnership as well as Palau’s biological significance and its new Protected Areas Network (PAN) program.

Reimaanlok: A National Conservation Area Plan for the Marshall Islands
An extraordinary blueprint for guiding the development of the overall national conservation area network for the Marshall Islands.  This comprehensive publication provides a brief history of conservation on the Marshall Islands and inside information on how they selected conservation areas; established community-based fisheries, resource management, and national-scale design principles; set conservation goals and implemented the key strategies and actions for achieving those goals. 

Conservation International Hotspot Summary
A summary of Conservation International’s five-year investment strategy for the Polynesia-Micronesia Hotspot, an enormous expanse of ocean covering more than 4,500 islands and representing 11 countries, eight territories and one U.S. state (Hawaii).  This document is for background purposes only -- the eligibility criteria and application process is outdated and past deadline.

Frontiers in Ecology: Designing marine protected area networks to address the impacts of climate change.
This in-depth article addresses the impact climate change is having on marine protected areas, such as increasing temperature and rising sea-levels, and offers insight on designing these networks to become resilient to this emerging threat.

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Supporters of the Micronesia Challenge include German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; the Government of Turkey; the Global Environment Facility; the David and Lucile Packard Foundation; the Micronesia Conservation Trust; U.S. Department of the Interior; U.S. Department of Commerce-National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; National Fish and Wildlife Foundation; United Nations Environment Programme; United Nations Development Programme; The Nature Conservancy; Conservation International; RARE; and Anonymous Private Donors.
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