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Palau : Restor the wild stock of sea cucumbers

 21 March 2023

In Palau, the Kiwa Initiative is supporting a project to #restore the wild stock of sea cucumbers that includes improving nursing. Margie Olsudong and other women in her community are working with the @Ebiil Society NGO to increase knowledge and use of sustainable harvesting practices.

A source of economic income for the fisherwomen, sea cucumbers are also a valuable food resource that can help families in times of emergency, such as after a natural disaster like a cyclone, when crops are damaged. In addition, the sea cucumber plays a vital role in the maintenance of the sea bed by sucking up and filtering sediments, which improves the quality of the water and helps to restore the biodiversity of the environment.

Discover in this video the transect* method used by Maguy to count the number of sea cucumbers and evaluate their stock!

*Transect: a tool for representing space along an imaginary line that allows observation of the field, without a map or plan

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