In 2002, the community at Yasawa I Rara agreed to protect a large marine area. In return, Seacology funded the construction of a community center for the village.
Since then, the community has continued to protect the no-take area. In support of the community’s conservation efforts, Seacology is providing funds to buy and install a solar-powered water pump system. It rarely rains on Yasawa, and often the community does not have a reliable source of fresh water. The pump system, installed at the community center, will help assure that village families have fresh water.