Conservation in the Federated States of Micronesia
YapCAP conservation biologist Vanessa Fread, Jesse Czekanski-Moir, and Pius Liyangel (Yap Forestry).
Conservation in FSM happens because of many dedicated individuals living in those states. But there is also a large information gap, particularly for terrestrial invertebrates like land snails. Work to better understand the land snail faunas on these islands is ongoing. We need to know what is there in order to conserve it. Recognizing potential invasive snails and slugs is especially important. Some snails may also be used as indicators of forest health. If you are interested in working with me on projects in FSM, please consider applying to ESF.
Top: Erick Waguk and members of Kosrae Forestry and KIRMA, including Gilian Isisaki, with Rebecca in Kosrae State, FSM. Photo: J. Czekanski-Moir