Tuesday, December 21, 2010

What is a Species of Special Concern?

You've probably heard of Threatened or Endangered species, but there is another category- Species of Concern that aren't considered close enough to extinction for formal listing, but are in bad shape. In CNMI the Atuhong or Bumphead Parrotfish and Tangison or Humphead Wrasse are locally and federally considered Species of Concern. Although the Tangison is still seen around the islands, the Atuhong is becoming rarer and rarer and is currently being considered for Federal listing as either threatened or endangered. Learn more at the SOC website.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Journal of Micronesian Fishing

The Journal of Micronesian Fishing is a publication covering all aspects of the art of fishing in the region. The fifth issue features articles provided by European Union funded community-based conservation projects from Chuuk, Yap and Pohnpei. An independent article discusses the cultural and traditional uses of sea turtles in the Central Caroline islands. The current (and past) issues can be browsed online or downloaded in pdf format at www.micronesianfishing.com

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WPCRI Announces Scholarship at University of Guam

The Western Pacific Coral Reef Institute (WPCRI) is a cooperative agreement between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research and the University of Guam (UOG). We are pleased to announce the availability of scholarships to resident students wishing to study at UOG. As part of our capacity building effort, WPCRI will avail opportunities to combine sociocultural and traditional ecological knowledge with technical and scientific perspectives that will foster a stronger interest in natural resource management among local indigenous and other minority groups within the region. WPCRI anticipates issuing 7 scholarships based on a 16-credit semester to five (5) undergraduate and two (2) graduate students to cover the cost of tuition, fees, and books in the amount of up to $4,228 for undergraduate and $5,376 for graduate programs based on the availability of funds.

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR SPRING 2011 IS DECEMBER 28, 2010. Please help spread the word.

DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION at the UOG Financial Aid Website http://www.uog.edu/financialaid
For more information on WPCRI visit our website at http://www.uog.edu/wpcri