COMMUNITY BASED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN ATATA'S COASTAL SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA
COMMUNITY BASED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN ATATA'S COASTAL SPECIAL MANAGEMENT AREA
The project aims towards direct conservation and management of the marine coastal (inshore) environment through community-based management efforts of the Atata community through their SMA and no-take zones (FHRs). It also works towards further promoting sustainable utilization of inshore resources through management measures of the SMA. This could be assessed from underwater resource surveys to determine status of fish stock and habitat health as a result of conservation and management. Overall, it would contribute to the global effort on conservation of marine biodiversity, through effective collaboration between local communities and relevant partners in Tonga.
The project will provide the ‘Atata community with greater opportunities to further address their issues and needs. It seeks towards upgrading their management skills and technical capacity, as well as promoting awareness for various stakeholders to be more appreciative of their management activities in relation to their Special Management Area.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
ATATA SMA COMMUNITY
Country:
Fiji
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Grant Amount:
US$ 48,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 500.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 6,839.00
Project Number:
TON/SGP/OP4/CORE/10/05
Status:
Project Terminated Before Completion
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
Activities in project also include raising awareness on the project's activities and achievements and how they contribute to national and global strategies. Types of media targetted are through tv, radio and educational materials
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
It is expected that the livelihood of the ‘Atata community will have positive outcomes through better education (e.g. of marine conservation and management aspects, project/SMA management and coordination) and more income earnings (e.g. through alternative sources of income to be promoted, better fish catch from effective conservation and management in the long-term). More income generates better health and well-being for the people. This could be accurately determined from a socio-economic survey. Livelihood activities proposed to be implemeted include: a) Traditional Craft - mat weaving Proper care of pandanus plants and planting more pandanus trees b) Crop Plantation Increasing yam yield for sale to other villages
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Grantee Contact

Mr System Administrator
 

Address

ATATA ISLAND

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