International Waters learning Exchange & Resource Network

Nguna-Pele Marine and Land Protected Area Network, Vanuatu (2012)

This network of marine and terrestrial protected areas spanning the Vanuatu islands of Nguna and Pele has brought together local, national and international actors in a diverse partnership for the conservation of the area’s unique biodiversity. The network comprises sixteen indigenous communities engaged in the conservation of more than 3,000 hectares of marine and terrestrial resources. The project has become a case study for best practice in community marine conservation within Vanuatu and the Pacific islands for its strategies of proactive conservation, resilient management, and locally-appropriate awareness-raising. Among more than 60 different partner organizations are local and regional NGOs, government ministries, international volunteer organizations, research institutes, and tour operators who promote the islands as an ecotourism destination.

28 Aug 2018

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Nguna-Pele Marine and Land Protected Area Network, Vanuatu (2012).pdf