On February 24, at 10am, Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) hosted a meeting with Palau Conservation Society (PCS) in hopes to establish stronger collaborative efforts for the future. In attendance of the meeting, Board of Directors and key staffs from PICRC and Palau Conservation Society (PCS), as well as Noah Idechong, former Chair of PICRC Board of Directors and new Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy (TNC), Micronesia Chapter. The main goal of the meeting was to find a common ground between these three organizations, revisit existing collaborating works and discuss on how to move forward in the next 25 years.
After years of collaborative partnership to promote conservation efforts, PICRC, PCS, and TNC, are excited and are planning to work more closely together. These three organizations have reached an agreement and to move forward with the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to clarify and strengthen their partnership. “With the creation of the MOU between these three organizations, we hope to work together and complement each other’s work” stated former Minister of Finance and PCS Executive Committee Treasurer, Mr. Elbuchel Sadang. 
To strengthen partnership, the three organizations will continue to work closely to promote the conservation efforts they have made over the years addressing issues from terrestrial and marine ecosystem.

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