Ulithi Marine Conservation Project: Locally Managed Marine Areas and Sustainable Development With the Community of Falalop, Ulithi Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia
Welcome to our LMMA marine conservation project on the island of Falalop, Ulithi Atoll, Federated States of Micronesia. This is a community-based marine conservation project where the people have an active role in developing the conservation plan, collecting the data, and managing the plan implementation. It is a collaborative effort between the community of Falalop, a dedicated team of scientists, and the Oceanic Society. There are currently two main areas of focus for marine conservation on Falalop: Locally Managed Marine Areas (LMMAs) and sustainable resource development (this website), and The Ulithi Sea Turtle Project which focuses on the green sea turtle Chelonia mydas.
Click here to see a powerpoint with some data and results of the summer 2012 field work
For more information about Oceanic Society’s conservation and ecotour programs, visit their website.