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.
- 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...