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Palau

Palau
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  • Ngaremeduu Bay: one of the most biologically diverse estuaries in Micronesia

Palau joined UNESCO on September 20, 1999. The country is covered by the UNESCO Office in Apia, Samoa.

Palau joined the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme in 2005. Ngaremeduu, Palauís first biosphere reserve, is located in the southwest Pacific and covers a wide bay and dense coastal mangrove swamps. Marine core areas protect economically important crab, fish and clam species. Three communities worked together to prepare the reserveís candidacy to the MAB Programme.

Palau belongs to the Small Islands Voice (SIV) initiative whose goal is to allow island peoples to make their voices heard and to encourage youth to debate environmental issues.

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