Kosrae State Protected Area Network Coordinator
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- Published: Monday, 30 November -0001 00:00
- Written by Bill Jaynes
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The Kosrae Island Resource Management Authority (KIRMA) is happy to announce the recent appointment of Mr. Bond C. Segal as the Kosrae State Protected Area Network Coordinator. Based at KIRMA, Mr. Segal will be working with all stakeholder and partner agencies on all aspects of the PAN for the state and in conjunction with the National PAN Network. PAN Coordinator Positions are also being funded in Pohnpei, Chuuk and Yap through a grant to the Micronesia Conservation Trust (MCT) from the Adaptation Fund (AF).
Mr. Segal is from Utwe, Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia. He began his education at Utwe Elementary School and graduated from Kosrae High School in 2004. After high school, he then decided to pursue his dream of having a degree in Marine Science where he first started at the College of Micronesia- National Campus at Palikir, Pohnpei. After 2 years at COM, he transferred to the University of Hawaii at Hilo and earned a Bachelors (BA) degree in Marine Science. During his college years, he participated and was also certified in many environmental related activities. After college, he first started in March 2012, working at a local NGO called the Kosrae Conservation & Safety Organization (KCSO) as their Environmental Educator. In 2017, he became the Marine Program Manager for the same organization. Bond worked with KCSO for about eight years where he was involved in the development of various management plans for Kosrae communities.