Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

6th SPC on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): June 30, 1997 - President Jacob Nena informed Pohnpei State Governor Del Pangelinan in a May 22, 1997 letter, that the FSM Government will be hosting the Sixth South Pacific Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas from September 29 to October 3, 1997, in Palikir.

It is expected that over 150 participants from the Pacific region will attend the conference.

An internal core group is being organized composed of FSM National and Pohnpei State Government officials to handle logistical arrangements for the conference.

The President requested Governor Pangelinan to designate the following members of his staff, David Panuelo, Herson Anson, Bumio Silbanuz and Valentino Santiago, who are familiar with the matter to be members of the core group. Nena further stated that any additional people the Governor deem should be in the group are welcome.

The first meeting was scheduled for May 26, 1997.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
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P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356