Bring approximately 4,500 hectares of rainforest under formal protection in four tribal forests to prevent logging and mining, and support sustainable development initiatives. This grant supports the establishment of a payment for ecosystem services scheme under the Nakau Programme and women’s saving clubs. Specific deliverables include final land-use and boundary maps; forest monitoring plots; management, business, and benefit sharing plans; legal established of tribal associations and project management capacity building.
Strategic Direction:1 Empower local communities to protect and manage globally significant biodiversity at priority Key Biodiversity Areas under-served by current conservation efforts
The Solomon Islands—an archipelago made up of six islands east of Australia—is known for its dense tropical forests. But as a result of logging and mining, that’s changing, and it’s changing fast.