Pango Village, the third largest village on Efate Island, has a population of about 1,500. It is home to long, white sandy beaches, where sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs from September to March each year.
The Kalsarap family is the customary landowner and largest shareholder of the land at Pango Village. They have established a permanent marine no-take zone covering about 15 acres, and preserved a historical site at Elaupan. The family has agreed to preserve the lagoon of Elaupan, home to untouched and diverse coral reefs, as a no-take zone for at least 10 years. The Pango Marine Management Committee will manage the 17-acre reserve. In exchange, Seacology will provide funds for the construction of a farea or meeting hall.