July 2003

Conservation benefit: Establishment of a 2,000-acre forest preserve

Community benefit: New community center

Nakalavo village’s ancestral rainforest is primary forest. One of the trees found there is the yasiyasi, a highly desirable native tree used for making furniture and other products. The village has agreed to preserve their 2,000-acre forest for a period of 20 years. In exchange, Seacology will provide funding to build a critically needed community hall.

Project Updates
September 2018
Almost all of the repair and maintenance work on the community hall has been completed. The work included tiling the floor, installing new toilets, and adding ceiling fans and lights. The hall is...
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May 2018
After 14 years, it was not surprising that the Seacology-funded community hall in this village needed substantial repairs. In return for a maintenance grant, the community extended the original...
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July 2005
The community center was completed in July 2004. Seacology's June 2005 Fiji expedition for Japanese Fellows visited Nakalavo Village to celebrate the opening of the community center.
July 2004
All but the plumbing of the building was completed in January 2004. The plumbing is scheduled to be completed this year.
November 2003
The building contractor and the village are now working on the final stages of construction. Painting and plumbing is scheduled to be completed in January 2004.

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