Category Archives: Conservation

Protection for the Yela Ka Forest

TweetEarlier this month a historic occasion took place on Kosrae. The Yela Valley Ka forest, the last major Terminalia carolinensis forest in the world, is now protected by the first conservation easement in the Asia Pacific Region. The Nature Conservancy … Continue reading

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Salmon!

TweetWell, no maybe not in Micronesia. Those of you who know me, or who have been reading this blog for a while, know that a couple of years ago I revisited my roots. I went commercial salmon fishing in Alaska … Continue reading

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2011 Coral Monitoring or Reef Keepers R Us

Tweet This year’s team was incredible, one of the best groups we have ever had; hard working, eager and patient when we had to make last minute changes, when equipment failed or when any of the 2001 things that can … Continue reading

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Coral Monitoring Adventures

TweetThis past week I was able to join KCSO (Kosrae Conservation & Safety Organization, a NGO), KIRMA (Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority), and Kosrae State Marine Resources in surveying the coral and reef health at 8 different locations around Kosrae … Continue reading

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Third Coral Monitoring Video Blog

TweetThe third blog filmed by Seth Greenspan, film maker and volunteer for the 2010 Kosrae Village coral monitoring project. Many thanks to Seth, George, Hannah and of course Steve Smith from OceanEarth, our US partner in reef protection projects, for … Continue reading

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Second Coral Monitoring Video

TweetMore information on the Kosrae Village coral monitoring project plus great reef video. KVR Coral Monitoring Blog 2 from Seth Greenspan on Vimeo.   Tweet

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Coral Monitoring Video

Tweet Here is a great video of all the crazy stuff we are doing out on the reef, enjoy! KVR Coral Monitoring Blog 1 from Seth Greenspan on Vimeo.   Tweet

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Mantas and Dolphins and Barracuda, Oh my!

TweetAnd turtles and sharks and oh yes, coral! This has been an amazing week. The 2010 coral monitoring team arrived a week ago and this Monday we started diving. Our monitoring protocol calls for a 200 meter transect at each … Continue reading

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Kosrae Events 2009

Tweet October 30, 2009 – Bank of Guam Grand Opening! The new BOG branch offers full service banking, including ATM service. October 23-24, 2009 – Hundreds gathered in Lelu for the All Kosrae Canoe Races. Two intensive days of racing … Continue reading

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Kosrae Events 2008

Tweet November and December – Kosrae Clean Campaign: Kosrae Visitors Bureau, Kosrae Island Resource Management Agency and Public Works as well as the four Mayors’ offices are collaborating in a project to remove old vehicles and other debris from the … Continue reading

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