Palau - Palau Conservation Society (PCS)
Mission of the organisation
The mission of the Palau Conservation Society is to work with the community to preserve the nation’s unique natural environment and perpetuate its conservation ethic for the economic and social benefit of present and future generations of all Palauans and for the enjoyment and education of all who visit our islands.
All activities of the Palau Conservation Society are guided by two strategies; a Marine Conservation Strategy and a Terrestrial Strategy with a focus on the big island of Babeldaob. The Marine Conservation Strategy focuses on the creation of marine conservation areas as part of the Nation’s Protected Area Network. Goals of the strategy include preserving existing biodiversity and restoring native marine life to historical levels. The terrestrial strategy seeks to also create a network of protected land areas, but also seeks to institute natural resource use planning based on common community goals and visions. The strategies are carried out through targeted education and awareness work, policy recommendations, applied research, and community consultations.