The 175 residents of isolated Dakuniba Village have no health services, and communication with the outside world is limited to radiotelephone service that is available only two hours per day. The community has agreed to preserve 763 acres of pristine rainforest for 20 years. It will also establish a 24,711-acre marine no-take reserve for ten years. In exchange, Seacology will provide funding for a much-needed community center.
This project was funded in part by the Stephen Erdmann Memorial Fund.