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Pohnpei Areas of Biological Significance (ABS)

Secretary: The Honorable Andrew Yatilman
Palikir Station, Pohnpei State, FM 96941
Phone: (691) 320-8815


This dataset shows the areas of biological significance (ABS) on Pohnpei. The original dataset was created by The Nature Conservancy. A subset to show only Pohnpei was created by the Island Research & Education Initiative (iREi). These data are intended to capture those areas that represent the wide range of biodiversity features in the marine and terrestial areas of FSM. They are used to guide conservation planning and projects in FSM, and ultimately to help establish conservation areas. Polygons capturing expert knowledge from FSM Blueprint project. This version of ABS features has been spatially adjusted to line up with FSM Base Target features. Original version was based off a variety of available data and spatial registration was a bit loose.
The dataset is included in the Digital Atlas of Micronesia, module Pohnpei, created by Island Research & Education Initiative (iREi), in collaboration with Water and Environmental Research Institute of the Western Pacific (WERI) University of Guam and partial funding from United States Geological Survey (USGS), under WRRI 104-B Program, project # 2016GU302B.

Field Value
Publisher Department of Environment, Climate Change & Emergency Management (DECEM), FSM
Modified 09 July 2021
Release Date 09 July 2021
Homepage URL
Identifier b84a6882-0df4-441c-b497-df20a7322adf
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name Nate Peterson - The Nature Conservancy