PICRC and JICA sign project documents to officially launch a 3-year coastal management project

On August 18, 2021, the Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) joined by partners from Palau Community College (PCC) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment (MAFE), signed project documents for a three-year project on coastal zone management.

The project is titled, “Project for Enhancement of Integrated Management of Coastal Ecosystem in Palau for Strengthening their Resilience to Climate Change”. The project implementing partners include the Cooperative Research and Extension of PCC, Bureau of Agriculture of MAFE and the Environmental Quality Protection Board. Ms. Geraldine Rengiil, Director of the Research Department at PICRC, will serve as the project manager.

The purpose of this project is to enhance capacity of integrated coastal ecosystem management taking into consideration significance of connection between terrestrial and coastal area. The overall goal of this project is to ensure the continuation of ecosystem services at coastal and terrestrial ecosystems are managed to become more resilient to the effect of climate change. The project will be conducted throughout Palau’s coastal areas as well as terrestrial areas.