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“Data do not speak for themselves” – Analyzing social science data in Micronesia

by Supin Wongbusarakum Data do not speak for themselves; there is always an interpreter, or a translator (Ratcliffe 1983[1]). While nature conservation and natural resource management efforts are increasing throughout the Pacific Islands, the importance of balancing ecological health with … Continue reading

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BIBA-SEM! Socioeconomic monitoring in Micronesia: Reflections from the facilitators

By Supin Wongbusarakum This fall, I traveled to Guam to participate in an energizing Training-of-Trainers (ToT) workshop—for socioeconomic monitoring training—as one of three facilitators. The workshop brought together nine representatives from five countries[1], in Micronesia and Hawai‘i, and is the … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic Monitoring for The Micronesia Challenge: Measuring Progress in Effective Conservation

By Supin Wongbusarakum The importance of socioeconomic monitoring for coastal management and conservation is becoming increasingly acknowledged around the world. Without understanding the impacts on people and communities that depend on natural resources, the effectiveness of conservation programs can easily … Continue reading

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