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Palau

Incredible “Incubator Bird” to be saved by rat removal on Pacific island

Kayangel Atoll is set to become the first inhabited island in the Pacific nation of Palau to be cleared of rats. As well as a healthier ecosystem for fascinating Endangered birds, residents look forward to better livelihoods through increased crop yields.

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Palau Pledge

Learn why the children of Palau have written a pledge that every visitor to their home has to take. Palau is the first nation on earth to change its immigration laws for the cause of environmental protection. Upon entry, visitors need to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way on the island, for the sake of Palau’s children and future generations of Palauans.

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Directory of Wetlands of Palau 2014

This is an update of the wetland inventory for Palau (Scott 1983) which aims to strengthening their national baseline and state of knowledge of wetlands. Such baseline information would be valuable for informing conservation decisions, raising awareness of the importance of wetlands, influencing public perception of wetlands, creating ongoing monitoring, revealing trends over time, identifying priority sites for conservation management (e.g.

Scripps Supporters Dive into Adventure in Palau

This summer, a group of adventurous ocean supporters embarked on a week-long diving and learning experience in Palau led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

Palau: Research Article - Size, age, and habitat determine effectiveness of Palau's Marine Protected Areas

Palau has a rich heritage of conservation...In 2003, the Palau Protected Areas Network (PAN) was created to conserve Palau's unique biodiversity and culture, and is the country's
mechanism for achieving the goals of the Micronesia Challenge (MC), an initiative to conserve 30% of near-shore marine resources within the region by 2020.

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