DOI provides funding for marine conservation

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Guam – The Department of the Interior has provided funding for marine conservation efforts in Guam and the CNMI.

DOI provided a million dollars in grants for natural and cultural resource protection in the U.S. island areas. The Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans will receive $95 thousand dollars to provide support for coral reef management, support for the Guam Nature Alliance and to hire TASI watch beach guides to monitor trends in the recreational use of Piti’s Tempungan bay. The CNMI will get $95 thousand dollars to train staff in marine and island eco-system management, conduct a ridge to reef educational program, reduce illegal dumping in Garapan, update the CNMI’s coral reef management priorities, study Saipan lagoon seagrass, and update the conservation action plan for Garapan.