OPOR featured in UCSC news: Bridging science and tradition

A recently published article highlights One People One Reef’s accomplishments and highlights the important work ahead to bridge modern science with the traditional culture.  It illustrates the work being done towards a conservation strategy shaped by local islanders to protect the marine resources that support their way of life.

“All we were doing was reviving tradition,” Crane says. “These people have been managing these reefs for thousands of years. It was the recent changes that had caused problems: changes in fishing technique, cultural changes, loss of traditional leadership, and the advent of money…All we did was reconnect them to traditional management which had always been very effective.”

Read the whole article here.