Community advocacy to reduce threats to destructive harvesting of rare and endemic species, the white collared Petrel
Community advocacy to reduce threats to destructive harvesting of rare and endemic species, the white collared Petrel
The endemic bird, white Collared Petrel population are found roosting on higher montane areas above 800m above sea level in Tanna and Futuna. Wth the increasing population living in villages surrounding the montane area of Toukousmera people eat the bird chicks when they find them. Little is known on the biology of the bird locally the bird population is threatened by the regular capturing of the chick for meat. The project will support the sustainable management of endemic bird habitat through provding alternatve protein source for the local so to reduce the harvesting of White Collared Petrel bird chicks. Activties include community awareness on the rarity of the bird locally and internationally and provide poultry for rearing for household protein. Women and youth farmers will be selected to participate in rearing chicken for protein sources. Any surplus will be sold locally at the market to bring income for household to buy feed for the chicken and pay for other household needs.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Vanuatu Environment Advocacy Network
Country:
Vanuatu
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 34,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
VUT/SGP/OP6/Yr6/CORE/BD/20/08
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Partnership

Birdlife International

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Leah Silas Nimoho
Phone:
678 26034
Fax:
678 26034
Email:
Ms. Sherryl Mahina Ulufia
Email:

Address

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