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A Blueprint for Conserving the Biodiversity of the Federated States of Micronesia

The Nature Conservancy

The oceanic islands of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), also known as the Caroline Islands, are home to some of the most biologically diverse forests and coral reefs in the world. Many individuals, communities, agencies and organizations are acting to conserve the irreplaceable natural resources of the FSM. However, for the most part conservation activities have been small-scale and disconnected, and lacked comprehensive goals for conservation success. A shared "blueprint" for FSM's biological resources - a clear picture of the places in the nation where those resources reside and prioritization of conservation needs, is required in order to set and achieve conservation objectives. This conservation plan articulates such a blueprint.