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Learn about the steps that the people of Kosrae, Micronesia, are taking to protect their natural resources. With a variety of ecosystems from ridgetop to coral reef, the Yela watershed demonstrates how a healthy ecological relationship functions. Only pure, pollution-free water runs out to the ocean, and its Ka tree forest provides lumber for building houses and canoes. The Yela watershed is one of Micronesia's best examples of ecosystem-based adaptation. Today, through an agreement called a conservation easement, the watershed remains undeveloped so that it may continue to benefit Kosrae residents and the area's future generations.