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Monday, April 21, 2014

Guam coral reef conservation gets $556K grant

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded a grant totaling $556, 287 to Guam’s Department of Administration for Guam fiscal year 2013-14 Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreement.

The grant will be used to support the Coral Reef Conservation Cooperative Agreement, which promotes and encourages coral reef conservation outreach and education of the public. The funds will also continue supporting Guam’s coral reef management activities, watershed management activities, and coral reef research.

“Guam’s coral reefs are the foundation of our fisheries and tourism industries,” said Delegate Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-GU). “This grant helps to protect the many diverse coral reef ecosystems we have around our island from pollution and climate change. I have consistently supported efforts to protect, conserve and restore our coral reef resources on Guam, and I look forward to these funds being used to protect these critical marine habitats for future generations.” (PR)

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