January 2008

Conservation benefit: 8,320-acre marine protected area for 10 years

Community benefit: Flush toilets and community center renovation

Kadavu is the third largest island in Fiji. Nakaugasele Village, with a population of 200, is located in the sub-province of Nakasaleka. For the past seven years, the village has been trying to raise funds for flush toilets and renovation of their community center. Since the village has no form of regular income, their fundraising drive was only partially successful; they managed to raise FJ$7,000 (approximately US$4,500).

Seacology will provide the additional funds the village needs to construct toilets and renovate their community center, in exchange for Nakaugasele Village’s agreement to preserve 8,320 acres of their fishing rights area.

Full or partial funding for this project provided by
Seacology Japan.
Project Updates
September 2010
As of September 2010 field representatives Harry & Jackie Powell report that they have successfully contacted the village representative. Photos are still on the wish list, however, they are...
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December 2009
Field representatives Harry and Jackie Powell visited this project in June 2009. Construction of the toilets was underway at that time. As of December 2009 Harry reports that the tiling of the...
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June 2009
As of March 2009 temporary field representatives Jackie and Harry Powell worked with village leaders to coordinate a re-design of the plans to fit the limited budget. Instead of several facilities...
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