Namuaimada Community Conservation Area
Namuaimada Community Conservation Area
Namuaimada is a village located on the North coast of Viti Levu, Fiji. The villagers of Namuaimada have traditionally derived a significant portion of their daily sustenance from fishing the near-shore reefs. Currently, the fringing reef located immediately adjacent to Namuaimada village is severely degraded, with a notable absence of large predatory fish and high levels of dead and damaged coral. Community members have expressed concern over the poor condition of the reef, with many reporting low fish catches. Additionally, nutrient runoff from the village and nearby farms has contributed significantly to the growth of filamentous algae over large patches of coral. Severely overfished and polluted reefs like the one off Namuaimada are highly susceptible to environmental pressures such as global warming. The removal of all large, commercially-important fish species from a reef can often trigger a collapse of the entire ecosystem, with a subsequent loss in biodiversity. The proposed project will involve the integrated management of a threatened ecosystem in Fiji. It will seek to educate local stakeholders in more environmentally sustainable marine management practices, teach scientific marine monitoring techniques to villagers, and introduce commercially viable alternatives to marine resource exploitation.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Namuamada Women's Group
Country:
Fiji
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
CapDev
Grant Amount:
US$ 12,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,337.00
Project Number:
FJI/SGP/OP4/3/CORE/10/05
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Indicators
Biophysical
Hectares of globally significant biodiversity area protected or sustainably managed by project 10
Biophysical
Number of local policies informed in biodiversity focal area 10
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 10
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 20
Empowerment
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 100
Livehood
Increase in household income by increased income or reduced costs due to SGP project 20
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 10

Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

Namuaimada Village, Rakiraki, Ra
Ra ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Akisi Bolabola
Email:
Ms. Losana Mualaulau
Phone:
(679) 331 0541
Fax:
(679) 331 0540
Email:

Address

C/O UNDP Pacific Office, Private Mail Bag
Suva