Micronesia (Federated States of)

Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 4 - Activity completed 2
1.2: To integrate protected areas into broader land- and seascapes and sectors so as to maintain ecological structure and function 2 - Activity fully underway 1
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 2 - Activity fully underway 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2020

Assist states, municipalitie s and communities to identify high priority "areas of biological significance", and support the development and implementat ion of conservation management plans for these areas
2012 - 2020
Establish and enforce biologically connected marine protected area networks in all four states with the goal of protecting at least 20%of the FSM’s reefs in notake reserves
2012 - 2020
Develop and implement programs/policies that recognize, promote, and support community ownership and stewardship of natural resources and support for natural areas in all states, including environmentally compatible economic development enterprises.
2012 - 2020
Limit the use of destructive fishing technology, e.g., monofiliment gill net, underwater flashlights, SCUBA, fish poisons, etc.
2012 - 2020
Identify key ecological indicators to monitor trends and conditions of marine and terrestrial biota, and regularly assess their status, and set up communitybased resource monitoring systems and, through education and training, assist communities to use this information for decision-making.
2012 - 2020
Identify endangere d or threatene d species in the FSM, promote research on their biology, and establish species recovery plans
2012 - 2020

GEF Projects

Micronesia is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 17 countries : Cook Islands, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS) International Waters 2012-06-07 Council Approved 10,200,000 USD 70,306,000 USD
CTI The Coral Triangle Initiative (PROGRAM) Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 0 USD 0 USD
Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change Project (PACC) Climate Change 2008-04-01 Under Implementation 13,475,000 USD 39,200,000 USD
Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project International Waters 2005-04-06 2011-03-31 Under Implementation 11,644,285 USD 79,091,933 USD
Development of National Implementation Plans for the Management of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) POPs 2001-05-11 2009-12-01 Project Closure 6,185,000 USD 3,130,000 USD
Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme (SAP) of the Pacific Small Island Developing States International Waters 1998-07-01 2005-01-01 Project Closure 12,290,000 USD 8,058,383 USD
Assessment of Capacity-building Needs and Country Specific Priorities in Biodiversity Including Clearing House Mechanism (add on) Biodiversity 2002-04-19 CEO Approved 166,000 USD 20,000 USD
National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, and Action Plan and Report to COP Biodiversity 1999-11-22 IA Approved 281,000 USD 0
Expedited Financing of Climate Change Enabling Activities (Phase II) - PICCAP Climate Change 2000-07-27 CEO Approved 1,000,000 USD 0 USD
PAS GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 Council Endorsed 375,000 USD 0 USD
PAS Pacific POPs Release Reduction Through Improved Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes POPs 2010-03-17 PPG Approved 3,500,000 USD 3,530,000 USD
PAS Strengthening Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle of the Pacific - under the Pacific Alliance for Sustainability Program Multi Focal Area 2008-04-24 CEO Endorsed 13,418,183 USD 14,150,000 USD
PAS Implementing Sustainable Integrated Water Resource and Wastewater Management in the Pacific Island Countries - under the GEF Pacific Alliance for Sustainability International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 9,748,136 USD 58,367,564 USD
Pacific Islands Renewable Energy Programme (PIREP) Climate Change 2002-02-01 2006-08-31 Project Closure 700,000 USD 111,000 USD
South Pacific Biodiversity Conservation Programme Biodiversity 1991-05-01 2001-12-31 Project Closure 10,000,000 USD 4,296,000 USD
Pacific Islands Climate Change Assistance Project (PICCAP) Climate Change 1995-10-01 IA Approved 2,440,000 USD 0
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) for Global Environmental Management - Federated States of Micronesia Multi Focal Area 2004-11-02 IA Approved 225,000 USD 50,000 USD
Community Conservation and Compatible Enterprise Development on Pohnpei Biodiversity 1999-07-21 2005-10-01 Project Closure 748,244 USD 1,452,660 USD

LifeWeb Projects

Name Submitted Status Funding Needed Funding Secured
Utilizing Effective Remote Management Mechanisms to Enhance the Federated States of Micronesia’s Landscape and Seascape Connectivity 24 03 2010 Not Funded $169,797 USD $0.00
Protected Area System Expression of Interest 02 02 2010 Not Funded $11,000,000 USD $0.00
Support for Micronesia Challenge through new protected areas 22 04 2008 Fully Funded fully funded ($1,908,639 USD) $1,908,638.97

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme