The Pacific Islands

How We Work

These nations include globally significant biodiversity, including over 500 species of hard corals, over 1,300 species of fish, and one of the world’s four remaining significant tropical rainforest wilderness areas, totaling more than 80 million acres.

For more than 27 years, The Nature Conservancy has built trusted relationships with community, government and NGO partners to advance conservation in the Pacific region. Our cutting-edge science and tools support local partners in making informed decisions to ensure their livelihoods are secure and the region’s exceptional biological and cultural diversity is protected.

To take our work to scale, we invest in capacity-building, including support for regional peer learning networks to strengthen the cadre of leaders, practitioners and young champions, both within the Conservancy and among our partners. Ensuring governments and communities have the best available information to make informed and inclusive decisions is critical to long-term sustainability in the region.

Conservation efforts in this part of the world have been largely driven by men, but the Conservancy’s work in the region has taken on a new focus of engaging women as part of the solution to conservation challenges. By including women more thoughtfully in our ongoing conservation work, we are seeing benefits both to the conservation field and to women’s lives.

Where We Work

  • Micronesia: Republic of Palau; Federated States of Micronesia (Pohnpei, Kosrae, Yap, Chuuk); Guam; Northern Mariana Islands; Marshall Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands

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