On March 9, 2020, the Palau Conservation Society (PCS) received a generous donation of $1,800 in support of the efforts to integrating marine conservation into elementary school education from the Palau Royal Resort (PRR). Pictured to the left is general manager Fumihiko Kitakuni presenting the check to director Bola Majekobaje.

Palau Royal Resort operates under the Nikko Hotels International, a brand owned by Okura Nikko Hotel Management. Since its opening in the summer of 2005, PRR has grown to become a recognizable image of the union of Japanese and Palauan business. Over the past few years, the resort donates a yearly contribution of about $3,600, which is distributed among monthly donations of $300.

Palauans know first-hand the effects of climate change; without our intervention, our future generations to come will have to bear the burden of its detrimental effects. Programs such as the Ocean Stewardships initiative is giving seventh graders across Palau an opportunity to take on the role of leaders in their community by giving them the tools and knowledge needed to keep our oceans plastic-free.

Corporate Partners for Conservation (CPC) such as PRR play an important part in the work that we do here at PCS. Without their help, we wouldn’t have been able to provide over 200 students with the opportunity to get a first-hand experience on the global fight against marine plastic pollution in 2019.

Corporate partners like the Palau Royal Resort know that integrating conservation into our children’s education programs is just as important as practicing plastic reduction on a larger, corporate scale. If we don’t act now, the future generations will have to bear the burden of the mistakes that we could have avoided. The PCS Board of Directors and staff are grateful to PRR for their yearly commitment to Palau Conservation Society. Any company or interested individuals wishing to make a donation is encouraged to contact Ms. Bola Majekobaje, PCS Executive Director, at 488-3993, or via email at bola@palauconservation.org.