Established in 2005, The Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC) is a long-term capacity sharing program and social network in the Pacific Islands. PIMPAC is co-coordinated by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and the Micronesia Conservation Trust, and therefore, largely provides services to partners in the US Flag Islands and the Freely Associated States. However, PIMPAC is always open to supporting partners in other areas of the Pacific, upon request.
At its inception, regional marine protected area (MPA) leaders agreed that the focus of PIMPAC should be on training and technical support, coordination, learning exchanges, partnership building and information sharing for MPAs.
Toda, PIMPAC continues to work with the same focus but has expanded its work to terrestrial protected areas.