Current Projects

MCT is administering over 50 projects across Micronesia funded by over 15 sources. Below are highlights of activities supported by MCT within 2014 – 2015. For more information about MCT's work in specific jurisdictions, or a complete list of ongoing projects, please contact Hilary Drew Cottrill, MCT Conservation Program Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Fisheries management planning guidelines

Fisheries management planning guidelines in support of 2020 Micronesia Challenge goals and establishment of Pohnpei as a regional model for marine resource management and enforcement planning, funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (2013 – 2015).

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Awak Watershed Management Project

Awak Watershed Management Project, funded by Seacology, Inc. (2014 – 2015) and: Awak River Piggery Project, funded by the Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (2014 – 2015).

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Building sustainable coral reef monitoring and management capacity

Building sustainable coral reef monitoring and management capacity for the Micronesia Challenge, and beyond (2011 – 2014) and: Enhancing sustainable coral reef monitoring and management capacity for the Micronesia Challenge, and beyond (2015 – 2016), both funded by the United State National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Creating a knowledge base

Creating a knowledge base that enables assessment of the current status of coral-reef ecosystems across Micronesia in a meaningful and transferable way, funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation (2012 – 2014)

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Entrepreneurs Restore Both Fisheries and Local Economies

The Fish 2.0 business competition held a workshop for entrepreneurs from the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the Marshall Islands, Palau, Guam and Saipan. The workshop was held in Pohnpei with the support of the Micronesia Conservation Trust, IdEA and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

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The Micronesia Challenge Young Champions Program

The MC Champions program is an undergraduate internship program designed to build the next generation of conservation leaders in Micronesia while promoting the goals of the Micronesia Challenge and Protected Areas Networks (PANs) and expanding the participation of all MC jurisdictions. In 2009-2010 there were six champions in CNMI, Palau, RMI and Guam

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MCT Participates in US Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)

The Micronesia Conservation Trust has applied and been accepted to participate in the US Compined Federal Campaign (CFC), targeting US Federal Employees.  The CFC is the only authorized solicitation in the federal workforce on behalf of approved charities.  For the past several months many of you have been contributing to our Combined Federal Campaign. We are very pleased to let you know that thus far we have raised over $5600 from your kind contributions. We are also very happy to inform you that, for every dollar you gave, an anonymous donor has generously provided a dollar in matching funds, bringing your total contributions to more than $11,200.

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Advancing the Micronesia Challenge through Improved Protected Area Networks and the Establishment of Sustainable Financing
Funding Level 2009-2011: $500,000

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