July 2004

Conservation benefit: Creation of a 1,000-acre marine reserve

Community benefit: Community center maintenance and repair

Nacamaki villagers are renowned for their traditional gift of turtle calling, in which sea turtles respond to chanting by swimming to shore. Nacamaki has a community center which is the largest on Koro Island. The 22-year old center is deteriorating and is in need of repair and maintenance.

The village is willing to establish a 1,000-acre no-take marine reserve for a minimum of 10 years. In exchange, Seacology will fund the repair and maintenance of their community center.

Project Updates
July 2005
All building materials were delivered to the site and renovation of the roof and windows was completed in early 2005. Seacology's 2005 Fiji expedition visited Nacamaki Village to celebrate the...
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