Our team identified two sets of priority audiences for knowledge sharing.
Primary Audience: Pacific-based Marine Conservation Teams
This work has the greatest potential value to marine conservation teams working with communities in Hawaiʻi and across the Pacific. These teams comprise front-line conservation managers and the professionals who work with them, including interns and others beginning their careers. While this project targets marine teams, much of the information is also relevant to terrestrial teams working with communities in this island region.
Secondary Audience: Key Conservancy Leadership
Other priority audiences are key internal and external leaders, including decision-makers and funders. As an early foray into formally capturing and sharing knowledge at the Conservancy, this pilot seeks to catalyze important discussions and decisions about the value of this work among the organization’s leadership, knowledge-sharing community, and key funders. The project will be actively shared with these influential target groups.
While our hope is that the global marine conservation community will benefit from this effort—and our website and materials will be available to anyone who seeks them—our small Hawaiʻi team lacks the network and resources to reach the global community effectively. Therefore, outreach to this community will depend on action by members of the primary and secondary audiences, rather than direct engagement by the core Hawai‘i-based team.