Community-based conservation in Hawaii is rooted in indigenous knowledge and perspectives. The co-management of resources between the government and indigenous communities strengthens community resilience and creates long-term stewardship. This session will explore ongoing projects to bridge indigenous knowledge with nature-based solutions and discuss what co-management of an area can look like in Hawaii.
Join the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation’s Blue Beacon session at the Pacific Risk Management ‘Ohana (PRiMO) Conference on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, at 3:30 P.M., to discuss community-based conservation in Hawaii. The Blue Beacon session will be open to the public and not require attendees to pay the registration fee.
The PRiMO conference is the premier venue for community leaders interested in protecting Pacific Island communities from natural hazards. Each year, hundreds of participants gather to make connections, learn from each other, discuss ongoing initiatives, and design action plans. PRiMO will take place from April 3-6, 2023 at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information about PRiMO please visit the conference website here.
Photo by: Blake Carroll
Mai Ka Pō Mai – Native Hawaiian guidance document for the management of PMNM
Aguugun Tanaa- Our Sacred Place video series:
About the Blue Beacon Series
The National Marine Sanctuary’s Blue Beacon Series aims to bring to light the ocean and Great Lakes’ biggest challenges through panels, lectures, and film screenings hosted around the country in order to build communities of support for marine protected areas. This series builds on the momentum of Capitol Hill Ocean Week, the nation’s premier conference on ocean and Great Lakes policy issues by bringing these important conversations into locally relevant contexts. For more information, visit marinesanctuary.org/bluebeacon.