History

Tamil Resources Conservation Trust (TRCT) is a community grass-root organization established by Tamil Council to manage all natural resources of Tamil municipality and to support other communities in Yap State in managing their natural resources.

TRCT was established in 2011 by the Tamil council and was chartered at the Yap State Government as an NGO in 2013. TRCT developed and adopt its first management plan in June 2013.

In 2014, TRCT lunched their first project, Tamil Marine Managed Area project (Tamil MMA), funded by the Global Environmental Facilities-Small Grants Program (GEF-SGP). In the same year TRCT lunched a TRCT Short-Term Student Learning Program with Waseda University in Japan and also secured funding assistance from the Risona Foundation for its enforcement committee program.

In 2015, TRCT with its local partner Yap Community Action Plan implemented a Watershed Project in Tamil community with supports from Micronesia Conservation Trust and The Nature Conservancy-Palau (TNC-Palau) with the funding support BMUB watershed grant scheme.

In 2016, Tamil Resources Conservation Trust is working closely with ECOPLUS in implementing a Solid Waste Management and Waste Water Management pilot project in Tamil with funding support from JICA.