03.29.13 RMI Micronesians in Island Conservation hold annual retreat in RMI March 18-22, 2013

Participants at this years MIC Retreat in Majuro, RMI
with Minister Tony DeBrum
    RMI. The Micronesians in Island Conservation (MIC) Peer-learning Network met for their annual retreat on Majuro in the Marshall Islands.  The group was welcomed with inspiring words by the Honorable Minister in Assistance Tony DeBrum and then spent 4 days learning about successes and challenges from each of the islands, participated in leadership development sessions, endorsed their strategic plan, and discussed the latest updates on Micronesia Challenge sustainable finance, measures and communications, Rare campaigns, and enforcement training around the region.  Local partners in the Marshall Islands also presented on their recent success in enforcing their nationwide shark sanctuary.  
    The group was hosted by His Excellency President Christopher J. Loeak at an evening reception at the Marshall Islands Resort and visited a "Mule", or native Ratak Imperial pigeon, recovery project on the island of Bikirin. Click here for more.