Nicole Crane at Cafe Scientifique!

Nicole was invited to speak on March 11, 2014 at SRI International’s renown Cafe Scientifique. In her talk: “Forgotten Reefs, Forgotten People: How Conservation in Micronesia May Be Key to Sustainable Oceans” she discussed how we are empowering communities to sustainably manage their reef ecosystems.

It is a journey through a history of why fisheries declined, why management was forgotten, and how the communities themselves are reviving them. Starting with fishing practices, the team reaches into the very fabric that holds (and brings) these communities together and from which their cultural foundations were built.

 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

You can read more about this event here and Cafe Scientifique’s other fascinating speakers at http://www.cafescisv.org.

One People, One Reef: Summer Outer Islands Workshop

Interest for our project is growing among the Outer Islanders and these remote communities have asked for our help. We are planning a sustainable ocean management workshop that would bring together representatives from across the outer islands to help develop management plans and share knowledge about reef ecology and fish life histories. We need funds to be able to move the project forward. We want to take advantage of the momentum in the region. In order to attain our goals we have started a crowd-funding campaign. Please help us make a difference!