July 2003

Conservation benefit: Establishment of a 14,826-acre marine protected area for 10 years

Community benefit: Construction of a community center

The famous 50-kilometer long Great Astrolabe Reef wraps around the southeastern side of Kadavu, just offshore of Nukuvou Village. The village has agreed to establish a no-take marine reserve in half of the village’s traditional fishing rights area for a period of 10 years in exchange for funds for the construction of a much-needed community hall.

Project Updates
January 2011
The community hall was completed in December 2009 and was used as a shelter during the last cyclone and is used every Tuesday by the Nukuvou Women's Group for handicraft making. The hall is also...
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July 2010
Photos of the completed community hall have been received and the project is officially complete.
February 2010
As of February 2010 Harry reports that the project contact will visit Nukuvou next month and on her return she will have photos of the completed community hall, toilet/shower, etc. The community...
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August 2009
Field representatives Harry and Jackie Powell visited this project in June 2009. Construction is almost complete and the center opening is scheduled for September 2009.
June 2009
Seacology purchased materials to complete the project directly from suppliers in March 2009. Field representatives Jackie and Harry Powell coordinated the shipping of the materials and the project...
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