Community Natural Resource Management and Enhancement in Ono-i-Lau for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods
Community Natural Resource Management and Enhancement in Ono-i-Lau for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Livelihoods
The Ono-i-Lau island cluster is perhaps the most isolated area in Fiji. It has a high biological value as it harbors a wide array of marine habitats and ecosystems as well as being a significant area for seeding for Tridacna derasa (one of the recorded five and remaining three species of Giant Clams in Fiji) and a foraging site for three turtle species.

The project will enable the development of a participatory community management programme that will enhance local stakeholder capacity on Ono-i-Lau to initiate the implementation of their community marine reserves through an integrated community natural resource and development management plan. The intention of this management plan and community management implementing system should facilitate:
a) the reduction of negative impacts and better protection on the areas local fisheries and biodiversity that support community subsistence, and
b) the development of long term sustainable alternative income livelihoods for the site community.
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Project Snapshot

WWF Fiji Country Programme
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 42,500.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 12,839.87
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
A MPA committee financing plan will also be developed to complement the development of the community management plans. This will facilitate independent community monitoring and other needs identified by the community
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Included in the activities of this project are workshops to raise awareness of Climate Change and its effect on biodiversity,and a Youth Training for Awareness Programme. The latter will involve the training of youth groups in the community to facilitate and implement awareness outreach programmes with other villagers with regards to broad areas of biodiversity conservation such as ecological functions, ecosystem health and human pacts etc
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Grantee Contact

Mrs Kesaia Tabunakawai
Phone: 3315533


4 Ma'afu Street
Suva , Asia Pacific ,


SGP Country office contact

Ms. Akisi Bolabola
Ms. Losana Mualaulau
(679) 331 0541
(679) 331 0540


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