Falealupo is home to Seacology’s first project, the Falealupo Rainforest School. Sadly, tsunami waves generated by Hurricanes Ofa and Val destroyed the village’s white sand beach. Once touted as the most beautiful village in Samoa, the white sand areas were covered with organic material during the hurricane. As a result, a scrubby, coastal assemblage of weed-like trees now covers the area.
Seacology will provide funds to restore the former village area and beach and build a small trail and observation platform. In return, the village will preserve for 50 years the unique Falealupo wetland, the habitat of threatened wildfowl species.