Sila Village

January 2006

Conservation benefit: Establishment of a 24,710-acre marine reserve

Community benefit: New community hall

Sila Village has a population of about 150 and is located on the western side of Viti Levu, the larger of Fiji’s two main islands. The people of Sila Village are willing to¬† protect a 24,710-acre marine reserve for at least ten years. In return, Seacology will provide funds for construction of a community center.

Full or partial funding for this project provided by
Project Updates
June 2007
Construction of the plumbing, water tank, electricity, doors and windows was completed in early 2007. In April 2007 Seacology Chairman Paul Cox visited Sila Village with a delegation of about 400...
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January 2007
As of November 2006 the major construction of the building was complete. Work to install the plumbing, water tank, electricity, doors and windows was scheduled for the end of 2006 or early 2007.
June 2006
Field Representative Saula Vodonaivalu Jr. reports that construction has begun and the province chief visited the site to participate in a ceremony to lay the foundation in April 2006.

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