Pohnpei LMMA Member Wins RARE’S E.O. Wilson Grant

The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) began the Elimoang (Pohnpei Mangrove Crab) campaign in June of last year; one of approximately 40 RARE campaigns that were being implemented worldwide in 2005-2006. The campaigns are designed to raise awareness and increase local engagement in the conservation of biologically diverse species and areas.

Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia): Nahtik Marine Protected Area

Nahtik is a sandy islet about one kilometer in size adjacent to the barrier reef. The only shade on the island is provided by three slim mangrove trees, which are surrounded by coral rubble, seashells and white sand. The ocean is crystal clear with a white sandy bottom, sea grass beds and colorful coral formations