31 Oct 2013

Micronesians and Samoans teach each other about conservation

6:53 pm on 31 October 2013

Seven Micronesian officials are in America Samoa for a learning exchange on conservation issues.

The group represents fishermen, conservation groups, and government fisheries and environment ministries from Palau, Guam, Pohnpei and Yap.

Palauan Steven Victor, the deputy director of the Nature Conservancy Micronesia Program, says it will be a two way learning exchange.

"We have a lot of lessons on how to work with communities, how to work with governments, so we hope to share those lessons with our Samoa counterparts and we also hope to learn from the American Samoans what they have been doing, through conservation, to improve fisheries, how are they engaging with communities to support conservation."