Conservation benefit: Forest and flying fox preservation
Community benefit: Construction of a community hall and water tank
Waibalavu Village is located 80 miles from the capital city of Suva on Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu. It has a population of 160 composed of three tribes.
Seacology has assisted the village in the construction of a badly-needed community hall and water supply system. In return, the village has agreed to protect 792 acres of pristine rainforest, as well as a mountain cave that is home to a colony of Pacific sheath-tail bats, also known as flying foxes or bekabeka.
- January 2007
- Seacology funded the repainting of the community hall, which was in need of maintenance.
- November 2003
- The community hall has been constructed and the water system completed. Both were dedicated during the June 2003 Seacology expedition to Fiji.