PCS was formed in 1994, the same year that Palau became independent. In the face of mounting development pressure, a group of 10 visionary leaders established the Palau Conservation Society to ensure sustainable growth. Starting with species-based educational programs, PCS has expanded to address issues from local concerns to global changes. PCS celebrates its anniversary every year on June 14, the annual “Palau Conservation Day.”

Mission and Vision

Our mission is to work with the community to preserve the nation’s unique natural environment and perpetuate its conservation ethic for the economic and social benefit of present and future generations of Palauans and for the enjoyment and education of all.

Our vision is “Healthy Ecosystems for a Healthy Palau“.

© Richard Brooks

Programs and Strategies

PCS works at different spatial perspectives. At the local level, we work with communities to establish and manage protected areas and protect Palau’s unique assemblage of species. Capacity building of community members to implement management actions on their own is a key strategy. At the national and state levels, we work to ensure that environmentally-friendly policies are in place. At the national and regional levels, we work to build awareness of Palau’s environment and ecosystem connections.