Conservation of Flora and Fauna
The local CBO was approved a Full Grant in October 2013 for a total of USD46, 350.00 under the OP5 STAR allocation. This project will support GEF Focal area of Biodiversity Conservation. The project will aim at encouraging and enhancing environmental conservation and environmentally sustainable practices through the promotion of eco-tourism in the form of hiking tours along the historic Numa Numa trail situated North-east of Wakunai District and South-west of Torokina District, Autonomous Region of Bougainville. The CBO is one of two that SGP will be supporting after the islands 10 year long conflict. The CBO will be working closely with different levels of government to implement the project and setting the way for other local CBO’s to access the grant and integrate environment and conservation awareness into development. In addition a strong focus will be placed on reinforcing traditional practices particularly with respect to environmental conservation and sustainable use of the environment.
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Area Of Work:
Project Characteristics and Results
Capacity - Building Component
During the implementation of the first tranch activities, various capacity building workshops were held which included: hospitality training, tourism training, trekking & bird watching training. More capacity building workshops are planned.
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
Major emphasis placed on promoting sustainable eco-tourism. This will attract tourists, create employment for locals and promote local conservation of biodiversity and preserve cultural heritage.
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Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 500
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 1000
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 12
|Bougainville Bueareu of Environment|
|Mr. Pedro Uravutu|
|Phone: +675 72867990|
Wakunai District, ARB
Buka , ARB , 355