Strengthening community cacity for sustainable management and protctio of endangered species in TORBA and PENAMA Provinces
Strengthening community cacity for sustainable management and protctio of endangered species in TORBA and PENAMA Provinces
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The coconut crab resources in TORBA and PENAMA Provinces are major income sources for the remote local communities and households. About 40,000USD generated on annual base for the TORBA province and 700 USD for PENAMA from sale of the crabs to local markets at average price of 85USD per kilo. However with lack of managment on the harvesting, the resources become overharvested to their stock declined in recent years. This raised government attention to placed a ban on the harvest in 2004, for 6 years. In most communities where the ban is well enforced there are anedocatal report of some increase in stock. However the management has not well supported form the centralise government office due to lack of fund to support enforcemnt policies on resoruce managment in these remote areas. Nevertheless the communities have respond well to their responsibilties to oversse the ban implemented. Therefore This project will provide taining to communities, crab collectors, vendors on simple monitoring activities so they are well able to regulate their fishing activties in a more sustainable ways to ensure their sustainable income generation in utilising the resources.
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Project Snapshot

Maewo Coconut Crab Managment Committee
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 37,090.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 12,160.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
A six year ban is currently implemented. The project will provide information on the effectiveness of this national policy implementation in local remote communities targeting vital livelihood resources. Inforamtion generated will help to strengthen the policy for sustaianble management of the resources at the local community and provicn and national level.
Gender Focus
All gender are important stakeholders of the project. The management of the resource will have impact on the livelihood of all people in the area.
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SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
678 26034
678 26034
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia


SGP-Vanuatu, UN Joint Presence Office,Rue Mercet, Reserve Bank of Vanuatu 4th Level
PORT VILA, South West Pacific, PMB 9096