58.3 F
San Francisco
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

World Park: Micronesia?

Courtsey of Alan Chan

I saw this really cool proposal to turn the Federated States of Micronesia (F.S.M.) into a World Park sort of a national preserve. That makes so much sense for a country that wants to preserve its culture and land.

Here’s the article by Justin Nobel from TIME.com:

Imagine a protected park half the size of the continental U.S., covering a sea-life-loaded swath of the Pacific Ocean and the 607 tropical islands therein. The park’s inhabitants live mostly in traditional villages and still remember how to do things much of the world has forgotten, such as make clothes from scratch and live off the land. This park would, in fact, encompass an entire country — the Federated States of Micronesia (F.S.M.) — and if the archipelago nation pulls it off, it will be the first of its kind in the world. “It’s a visionary, radical concept,” says Howard Rice, an instructor at the College of Micronesia who came up with the idea. “There’s never been a world park. It doesn’t exist in the dictionary. It doesn’t exist anywhere.”

If successful, Micronesia will be the first nation to become a wholly protected area, adhering to development and conservation standards designed to safeguard the country’s unique culture and rich marine biodiversity and kick-start its placid economy. According to Rice, who once operated an eco-tourism company in the Caribbean, developing high-end eco-tourism is the answer to F.S.M.’s perennial job shortage. Michigan State University (MSU) has already agreed to provide technical expertise for the park, and the National Geographic Society has also issued the project its stamp of approval. This spring, Pohnpei, one of F.S.M.’s four states, will host an economic summit to address the park’s planning.

References:
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1959020,00.html

Edel Alonhttp://edelalon.com
Edel-Ryan Alon is a starving musician, failed artist, connoisseur of fine foods, aspiring entrepreneur, husband, father of two, geek by day, cook by night, and an all around great guy.

Related Articles

20 Years On and Still Burning Bright – The Honda S2000

In the modern world, we are constantly pressed to have the latest things, and our cars are no exception. We’re told year after year...

Lion Cake

Documenting a lion cake. Nothing too fancy, just a lion cake.

S2000 Glove Box Organizer

Just highlighting this glove box organizer for the S2000 made by Modify Products. They seem to have other items for sale that fit this...

2 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Stay Connected

440FollowersFollow
9,970FollowersFollow
12SubscribersSubscribe
- Advertisement -

Latest Articles

Lion Cake

Documenting a lion cake. Nothing too fancy, just a lion cake.

S2000 Glove Box Organizer

Just highlighting this glove box organizer for the S2000 made by Modify Products. They seem to have other items for sale that fit this...

Today’s Winner

Just finished a lobster feast at New England Lobster in Burlingame, California. Many of you read about the 15-pound lobster. It was not a...

How to Check Your Air Quality in the San Francisco Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has hourly air quality reports. Check your specific area for air quality before going out. Soot,...

Truffle Shiso Poke

Just experimenting...but I love it when an experiment turns into something great. This poke had a bright citrus woody flavor. Ingredients 1 pound of tuna 1/4 onion 2...