On December 29, 2016, Senator Surangel Whipps Jr., Chief Executive Officer of Surangel & Sons Company, presented $10,000 to Palau International Coral Reef Center (PICRC) to continue their support to the Center and to sponsor the largest tank at the Palau Aquarium. This is the second year in a row that Surangel & Sons Company has supported the Center by adopting the outer reef tank. The outer reef tank exhibits the vibrant corals and fishes, commonly found at Palau’s famous outer reef drop off sites.
Surangel & Sons Company donation has helped PICRC in raising awareness on the importance of the coral reefs and other exceptional ecosystems found in Palau. Because of the support of major companies like Surangel & Sons, and other individuals, PICRC’s outreach and education programs reached 82% of all the students in Palau.
In receiving the donation, PICRC CEO, Dr. Yimnang Golbuu stated, “We are truly grateful for the donation and the support from Surangel and Sons, a company that values, as we do, environmental stewardship. This donation demonstrate their good corporate citizenship and giving back to the community. We thank Surangel & Sons Company for investing in our research efforts, environmental awareness, and the Palau Aquarium.” [/restrict]