Birdwatch News Archive
Posted on: 10 Dec 2015
Local people will be looking after an endemic endangered megapode after they were entrusted with biological monitoring on Kayangel Atoll on Palau in the western Pacific.
Developing the skills of local people in managing and protecting their own natural environments and species is a key objective of BirdLife and its partners. Palau BirdLife partner, the Palau Conservation Society (PCS), has just passed this milestone on Kayangel Atoll, where the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Services of Kayangel took over responsibility for the Kayangel Biological Monitoring and Evaluation Plan (KBMEP).
It is the result of a four-year programme of working together and training and teaching the necessary skills, after Conservation Co-ordinator Jennifer Ngwal led a successful survey with local staff for the second time this year, at the end of October.