Ducula oceanica radakensis, known as "Mule" to the Marshallese people, is in danger of immediate extinction. Learn about ongoing efforts to rehabilitate and reintroduce this species in the RMI.
"Conservation of ecosystems plays a vital role in climate change because they provide natural carbon sinks. Healthy ecosystems also enhances the resilience of islands to the impacts of climate change."
Albon Ishoda, MICS Director
Neighborhood clean-up campaigns, in partnership with Majuro Atoll Waste Company, have been established to help community members understand the part they play in keeping Majuro clean and green.
The Public Awareness and Education Program of MICS continues to play a vital role in community capacity building efforts by the nation. Find out about upcoming events and how you can be a part of Ko Bed Ia? campaign.
Welcome to our site!
Iakwe and Welcome to the Marshall Islands Conservation Society’s web portal.
We are very excited to share with you our efforts to engage communities across the Marshall Islands to take charge of their destinies through refocusing their understanding of our unique & natural ecosystem; food security & sustainable livelihood; and building community’s resilience to help reduce and mitigate climate change impacts through education, awareness and finding grassroots and cross-cutting solutions. Read More
What is MICS?
Marshall Islands Conservation Society is a non-government organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and environmental conservation projects to protect the natural resources of the Republic of the Marshall Islands.
How do you implement conservation in the Marshall Islands?
For the past four years, MICS has been a part of the Coastal Management Advisory Council, and has been working closely with partnering agencies such as the Marshall Islands Marine Resources Authority, RMI Environmental Protection Authority, College of the Marshall Islands, Marshalls Islands Visiting Agency and Majuro Atoll Waste Company in implementing conservation efforts all over the Marshall Islands. Because it is vital through our "Reimaanlok" National Conservation Plan to initiate conservation efforts at the community level, we assist and encourage each local government to indentify conservation needs within their communities. With help from partnering agencies, it is easier for us to work within each community achieve their target conservation goals.
How far has the HF Radio Project reached within the RMI?
So far MICS has reached the following atolls/islands: Wotje, Jaluit, Likiep, Ailuk, Mili, Aur, Ebon, Majuro, Ailinglaplap and Namdrik. However we do have focal people in other islands which include: Ujae, Lae Wotho, Jabat, Arno, Utrik, Rongelap, and Maloelap. So for instance, with ongoing radio networking during Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, we are able to inform islands about upcoming battery collections and share vital information with islands that have management plans.
If our islands are covered with water, would we still be considered a Nation?
The Marshall Islands, among other nations like Maldives, Kiribati, and Tuvalu and other small island nations, are threathened by rising sea levels. This affects our nation's sovereignity, way of life, and cultural heritage. To learn more about this issue, read Environment & Energy Publishing, LLC. 202/628-6500.
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