Advancing Marine Protected Areas for Communities, Ecosystems, and Climate

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a tried and tested approach to conserve ocean biodiversity and ecosystems, improve long-term food security, and protect ocean-based livelihoods. Despite this success, only 5% of the ocean is fully protected by MPAs, which led to a call for 30% ocean protection by 2030 at the CBD COP15 meeting. Protecting vast … Continued

#OurOcean #OurPeople: A Personal Ocean Story from Palau

The 7th Our Ocean Conference seeks to put people at the heart of #OurOceanPalau to highlight the importance of the ocean to people at a critical time of ocean action opportunities and events in 2022 – the long-awaited ocean super year. Shining light on ocean champions and ocean activists across the globe, #OurOcean #OurPeople stories … Continued

Seventh Our Ocean Conference Rescheduled to April 13-14, 2022

KOROR, Palau ─ President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. and U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry announced that the seventh Our Ocean Conference has been rescheduled to April 13-14, 2022. This decision comes after careful consultation with public health officials regarding the global surge in COVID-19 cases. “The Our Ocean Conference will remain … Continued

Palau to Host Our Ocean Conference 2020 to Accelerate Ocean Sustainability Solutions

Palau will have the honor of hosting the seventh Our Ocean Conference in August 2020, where it will lead a global, multi-stakeholder forum to generate transformative commitments for ocean health and wealth.   A small island-nation, but a large ocean-state, Palau has been an early-adopter of pioneering, globally-recognized, practical ocean conservation measures. This proactive approach is the … Continued