The Pacific Way
Across the culturally diverse and geographically dispersed Pacific islands, seasoned conservation leaders all agree that there is a universal key ingredient to achieving effective conservation—we call it The Pacific Way. This thoughtful and humble approach honors people, places, and cultures, and relies on building strong partnerships with the people who live in and care for these special islands. At the heart of these partnerships is respect for the values, traditions, and knowledge that are rooted in each place. Honoring and building on this wisdom can enrich conservation practices beyond the usual science-based approach, significantly improving the ability of all parties to practice conservation effectively in the long-term.