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Lemurs, dugongs among species protected by six new projects

June 20, 2013

Lemurs, dugongs, and an endemic bird of paradise are among the many species protected by our six newest projects, approved earlier this month.

And in exchange for conservation support from islanders, we’re funding a new school for a community without one, a water cistern where freshwater is scarce, and the distribution of traditional fish traps with escape gaps to accommodate non-targeted species.

See the list of projects below, and follow the links for more detailed project information.

Establishment of a children’s school on St. Martin Island in exchange for protecting 1,200 acres of coral habitat for a period of 10 years. This is Seacology’s first project in Bangladesh.*

Community center in support of the protection of 2,000 hectares of traditionally-owned forest, habitat for the Standardwing bird of paradise, Tobelo Dalam communities, North Maluku.*

Sustainable fishing program utilizing modified traditional fish traps with escape gaps in support of a 620-hectare (1,532 acre) sustainable fishing area, Wasini and Pate Islands.

Construction of an ecotourist welcome center, restrooms, guardian hut, cooking hut, and signage in exchange for protection for 20 years of 1800 hectares (4,448 acres) of threatened southwestern dry spiny forest in the PK32-Ranobe protected area, habitat for eight species of lemur.

71 Mooring Buoys in support for a total of 521 hectares (1,287 acres) within 16 Marine Protected Areas in Bacuit Bay, Municipality of El Nido, Palawan Island.

Construction of a 600m3 (158,503 gallon) water cistern in support community awareness program, map and demarcate the community mangrove forest in exchange for the protection of endangered species such as turtles and conservation and protection of a 300 hectare (741 acre) mangrove forest, habitat for dugongs, for a minimum period of 10 years, Kwale Village, Kwale Island.*

*Projects funded fully or in part by Nu Skin Force For Good Foundation

Photo by Julien Willem