The Senate adopted a resolution to commend Former Speaker Noah Idechong for the many contributions he had imparted in Palau.

Idechong is an environmentalist and public servant whose works and efforts in environment conservation are known locally, regionally, and internationally.

He had served under the Ministry of Education(MOE) from 1976 to 1977 and Chief of Marine Resources from 1989 to 1994. He is also the former Executive Director of the Palau Conservation Society (PCS) for six years and had been a delegate to represent the Ngiwal State from 2001 to 2012, among many others.

“Due to his dedication and commitment to ensure that our marine resources are preserved and used in a sustainable manner, he has been recognized [for] The Goldman Price for contribution to reinvigorate the Bul in fisheries management application in 1995, study traditional management principles and practices in Palau and how they can be reconciled with modern laws through Few Fellowship (1997),” the resolution reads.

Idechong was also on Time Magazine’s list of Heroes for the Planet for his conservation works and was also featured on NHK’s Who’s Who in Asia Pacific for working on Dugong protection law.

“Mr. Idechong continues his mission to ensure that our natural resources are used in a sustainable manner to ensure the future generations will have the opportunity to use and enjoy our natural resources,” the resolution reads. (Rhealyn C. Pojas/Reporter)