Land purchase protects endangered ‘megapodes’ in Palau

WARRENTON, Va. — The Palau Conservation Society purchased 6.84 acres of private land on the island of Peleliu to establish the first protected section of the MVP Forest of Hope reserve in June, according to the organization’s partner, Rainforest Trust’s release on Aug. 23. The reserve is the first private land converted to a protected area on Peleliu, and it protects the endangered Micronesian Scrubfowl, known locally as the Micronesian Megapode.

  Rainforest Trust and the Palau Conservation Society is working to purchase several more private properties totaling 76 acres on both the island of Peleliu and the . . .

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