Blue Forests: Sustainable Farming of Coral Reefs, Fiji, Solomon Islands
Dr Hugh Govan
Just World Partners
Host Country Institutions:
Partners in Community Development Fiji (PCDF)
Fiji, Solomon Islands
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).
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