Strengthening the Community Governance of Santo Mountain Chain MT Tabumasana & DOLAV Biodiversity Assessment
This project will aim to register the key Biodiversity areas of Kerepua in West Coast Santo and be established through building partnerships, collecting biodiversity data, strengthening governance systems and stimulating interests among key stake holders which includes the Government and Public, priority sectors, donors and communities in the long term actions. The baseline survey will focus on endemic species such as birds, mammals, reptiles and plants such as the Santo Mountain starling and Santo Cruz dove which has been identified amongst some of the priority species in Vanuatu. The results of the baseline survey will help to scope up potential opportunities such as eco tourism, payment for Ecosystem Services, watershed protection, value-added agriculture products that will help to offset conservation activities both in Gaua and Kerepua
Live and Learn Vanuatu
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The Project is to focus on the registration of Kerepua as a community Conservation Area (CCA) and Dolav Protected Area under tthe Environment Unit Act. The registration of this key Bio Diversity area will create and improve the community's conservation actions by creating alternative livelihood opportunities such as Trekking, Bird watching, Eco- Tourism, REDD+ and many more opportunities.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
The project will work with the two communities to raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity and how they can work together to address the threats.
|Kerepua & Gaua Community Leadership, Vanuatu Department of Environment, Vanuatu Department of Forestry, Sanma and Torba Province, Sanma and Torba Province Environment Officer, Sanma and Torba Province Forestry Department|