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Pacific Small Technical Grant

Palau Protected Areas Network: Community Engagement and Media Training Workshop for PAN Site Management

Marine Protected Area Marine Managed Areas Key Landscape for Conservation
Governance Management effectiveness
National or local PA agency
Capacity-building Awareness/education
EUR 71,425 Palau, Pacific 8 February 2021 - 7 February, 2022

Protected and conserved area(s) concerned

Palau Protected Area Network (555645482, 555645476, 555645489, 555645470, 555645464, 555645490, 555645471, 555645465, 555645478, 555645466, 555645479, 555645492, 555645473, 555645467, 555645480, 555645461, 555645499, 555645474, 555583351, 555583342, 555584966, 555583317, 900813, 555583344, 555585897, 555583325, 555585976, 555583335, 555583346, 555583156, 555583347, 555583370, 555583310, 555586416, 220010, 18256, 4247, 220009, 220005)

The BIOPAMA AC Objectives addressed

  • Enhance the management and governance of priority protected areas by addressing existing limitations.

Priority need addressed

  • Training

Project activities

  1. Media Production Training Workshop for site managers, conservation officers, communication officers and key staff from PAN sites, PAN Office, PAN Fund and key partners. This training will be conducted by the Palau Conservation Society, the oldest and largest conservation NGO in Palau and the Micronesia region.
  2. Community Engagement Training Workshop for site managers, conservation officers, communication officers and key staff from PAN sites, PAN Office, PAN Fund and key partners. The training will be conducted by Ann Singeo of Ebiil Society who has a Masters in communications specialized in RARE campaign method.
  3. The purchase of a 4WD vehicle to allow for ongoing support to all 10 states on the main island of Babeldaob with 30 PAN sites. The vehicle will mainly be operated by the Communications Officer who will oversee all outreach activities including training, mentorship and relevant activities under this project.

The change the project implementation will bring for the protected area(s)

The PAN Office, on behalf of the network, aims to achieve the following outcomes:

  • PAN will improve communications and outreach skills particularly in community engagement.
  • PAN sites will have draft education and outreach plan to be finalized and integrated into site management plans.
  • The purchase of the vehicle will enable more regular and effective outreach activities across 30 PAN sites. This vehicle will initially support the above trainings, but will also allow for ongoing PAN Office support to site managers and communities.

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Implementing organisations

Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment, and Tourism, Republic of Palau;

Protected Areas Network, Republic of Palau

Photo credits: Sahar Anser

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