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Blue Forests: Sustainable Farming of Coral Reefs, Fiji, Solomon Islands


Ref: 12033
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Hugh Govan
Lead Institution: Just World Partners
Host Country Institutions: Partners in Community Development Fiji (PCDF)
Start Date: 2003-07-01
End Date: 2006-03-31
Funding: £165,416.00
Website:
Status: Cancelled
Regions: Pacific
Countries: Fiji, Solomon Islands
Purpose: To conserve coral biodiversity in Fiji and Solomon Islands by addressing the root causes of poverty-driven destructive coral harvesting or over-harvesting through the introduction of sustainable coral farming as a viable economic alternative in the Fiji and the Solomon Islands community based management areas (CBMAs).
Outputs: 1. Coral farming research sites established in Fiji and Solomons testing sustainable CITES compliant and MAC certifiable methodologies.2. Coral farming established as a direct economic incentive to poor coastal reef-owning communities.3. Establishment of coral farming as a sustainable alternative to uncontrolled harvesting.4. Handbooks produced.5. Minimum of 100 people trained.

Related Projects: Living Reefs: Community based coral reef management in the Pacific

Documents:
Title: 12-033 HR1
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-033 HR2
Download: Half Year Report [pdf]

Title: 12-033 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf]