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Creation of Site Support Groups and Ecotourism Activities on the Islands of Rimatara and Ua Huka to Protect their Unique Natural Heritage
Grantee Name: 
Société d’Ornithologie de Polynésie Manu
HOTSPOT
Polynesia-Micronesia
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,809
DATES
May 2012
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Dec 2012
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
Polynesia-Micronesia
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$19,809
DATES
May 2012
-
Dec 2012

Protecting these last inhabited rat-free islands of Rimatara and Ua Huka with biosecurity measures in wharves by training of Site Support Groups (SSG) established. The islands are habitats for the globally threatened birds of French Polynesia, the Ultramarine and Rimatara Lorikeets. Promotion of eco-tourism by the SSG is supporting conservation programs on the islands as well as community livelihoods.

Strategic Direction: 1 Prevent, control, and eradicate invasive species in key biodiversity areas