• June 2018

    Kuop Atoll

    Conservation benefit: Increased protection of 25,089-acre permanent MPA

    Community benefit: Ranger station for surveillance and enforcement of marine area


  • February 2018

    Peidie Village

    Conservation benefit: Protection of 79-acre mangrove area for 50 years

    Community benefit: Repairs and upgrades to basketball court area


  • February 2017

    Woaun Koapin Soamwoai

    Conservation benefit: Expansion of Nahtik marine no-take area from 185 to 388 acres and protection for 15 years

    Community benefit: Community meeting and learning center


  • June 2016

    Rang Village

    Conservation benefit: Protection of 24-acre mangrove forest as no-take area for 15 years

    Community benefit: Community water system: pipes and catchments


  • February 2016

    Balebat Village

    Conservation benefit: Protection of 300 acres of mangroves for 15 years

    Community benefit: Restoration of damaged women’s meeting house


  • February 2015

    Ant Atoll

    Conservation benefit: Support of making four marine protected areas, totaling 8,388 acres, permanent no-take zones

    Community benefit:Solar power system for ranger station on Ant Atoll


  • February 2015

    Tafunsak

    Conservation benefit: 1,468-acre marine and mangrove reserve, as a no-take area in perpetuity

    Community benefit: Meeting house and recreational huts


  • February 2014

    Awak

    Conservation benefit: 308-acre forest reserve as a no-take area in perpetuity

    Community benefit: Youth development and education center


  • February 2014

    Parem Island

    Conservation benefit: Establishment of a 1,644-acre marine reserve as a permanent no-take area

    Community benefit: Water storage and distribution system, and aquaculture and monitoring supplies


  • February 2013

    Nanwap Reef

    Conservation benefit: 752-acre no-take marine protected area for 10 years

    Community benefit:Community and education center


  • January 2012

    Pakin Atoll

    Conservation benefit: New 50-hectare (124-acre) marine protected area as a no-take zone in perpetuity

    Community benefit: Community house for local residents


  • January 2011

    Yela Valley

    Conservation benefit: Creation of an 87-acre no-take freshwater wetland forest in perpetuity

    Community benefit: Visitors’ center, boardwalk, and waterway rehabilitation


  • January 2010

    Qokaaw and Kadaay

    Conservation benefit: 46-acre no-take pristine mangrove sanctuary in perpetuity

    Community benefit: Watershed rehabilitation, surveillance equipment, and project operation center


  • July 2010

    Onongoch

    Conservation benefit: Protection of a 15-acre pristine upland forest as a no-take area in perpetuity

    Community benefit: Community hall, water tanks, and toilets


  • June 2008

    Maaq

    Conservation benefit: 35-acre pristine mangrove sanctuary as a no-take area in perpetuity

    Community benefit: Construction of causeway culverts and extension of the household water system


  • July 2005

    Kanif

    Conservation benefit: 5.5-acre Kanif Mangrove Reserve

    Community benefit: Rebuilding a protective sea wall


  • July 2004

    Epinup

    Conservation benefit: Establishment of the Epinup Mangrove Forest Reserve and Marine Protected Area

    Community benefit: Community water system


  • November 2002

    Dalipebinaw

    Conservation benefit: Establish the Dalipebinaw forest reserve

    Community benefit: Restoration of Tamilyog Stone Path


  • July 2000

    Lenger Island

    Conservation benefit: Establishment of the first community-led marine reserve in the Federated States of Micronesia

    Community benefit: Purchase of boat for transport and monitoring


  • July 1999

    Colonia, Yap Institute of Natural Science

    Purchase of equipment needed to document and publicize the endangered flora and fauna of this small island


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