Education and Awareness for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecotourism development in Lamap community.
Education and Awareness for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecotourism development in Lamap community.
One of the major threats to Biodiversity in Vanuatu is the loss of native low land forest to the creation of large agricultural plantations. The Lamap community and other nearby villagers are within some of the large agricultural plantations. There has been limited areas for their family garden crops and the problems of raoming agricultural domesticated mammal, the pigs and cattles. That much of the subsistence farming are done in the slope inland areas of the island in newly cut forested areas.

The project is a community base initiative to build community capacity to address threats to biodiversity management in Lamap community and the nearby villages through;
the establishment of environment market centre for over 400 people, demonstrate sustainable foo garden agriculture using alley cropping method, the establishmnet of community ecoourism through the development of a hiking trail system for adventure travel in the native forest so to promote environmental stweardship for biodiversity and culutre protection.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Lamap Environment Committee
Country:
Vanuatu
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 12,536.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 12,535.00
Project Number:
VUT/SGP/OP4/CORE/08/03
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
Local committee established and doing work on environmental education and demonstrating alley cropping in the cocnut plantations. The committee had commenced development of the hiking trail, established the trail website and liasing with Provincial Tourism office for marketing support.
Capacity - Building Component
Local community members will be trained on managment of small ecotoursim bisness. women will be tt for rained in sustaianble gradeing system in large agricultural areea.
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SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
Phone:
678 26034
Fax:
678 26034
Email:
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia
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SGP-Vanuatu, UN Joint Presence Office,Rue Mercet, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 4th Level
PORT VILA, South West Pacific, PMB 9096