Develop a community-based management plan for Lake Letas on Gaua Island in Vanuatu through community consultations to identify and address threats to wetland biodiversity. Lake Letas is the largest freshwater lake in the Pacific Islands region outside of Papua New Guinea. Key outcomes from this project will help the Vanuatu government and its stakeholders formulate a proposed Ramsar-designation of Lake Letas. Collaborate with other CEPF grantees working in the area toward a concerted effort to address threats and conserve biodiversity.
Strategic Direction:1 Empower local communities to protect and manage globally significant biodiversity at priority Key Biodiversity Areas under-served by current conservation efforts