Invest in the Next Generation

Sustainable conservation across the Pacific requires an adequate pipeline of future leaders. Today’s leaders are helping to build that pipeline through a combination of initiatives that provide intensive mentoring and hands-on experience to promising youth. For example, the Palauan government offers internships to college graduates; the Micronesia Conservation Trust offers scholarships to college students; and the Conservancy’s Hawaiʻi marine program offers fellowships to college graduates. Through these efforts, promising youth and young conservation professionals begin to acquire the education, skills, real-world experience, and confidence to become effective leaders. After 25 years of marine conservation, the legacy of these educational opportunities is evident, with alumni shaping new initiatives, leading major conservation programs, and guiding policy. 

We need people who can actually go deep, who are capable of resolving real issues. I have always provided opportunity for internship for our young Palauan students, so they know that there is a need and they will be properly guided. When I was in Congress, we established a formal training program. Now, most of the lawmakers you see are young well-educated, well-versed, and well-connected Palauans.
— Noah Idechong, Palau
  Enlist Key Decision-Makers

Enlist Key Decision-Makers

  Implement Effective Management

Implement Effective Management

  Measure What Truly Matters

Measure What Truly Matters

  Provide Practical Tools and Training

Provide Practical Tools and Training

  Accelerate Learning Through Peer Networks

Accelerate Learning Through Peer Networks

  Tai  lor Solutions to Scale

Tailor Solutions to Scale

  Invest in the Next Generation

Invest in the Next Generation