Support local communities at three sites on Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands, to design and implement conservation actions through payment for ecosystem services (PES) as a response to major threats brought on by mining and logging pressures. Communities will be involved in selling verified PES credits as an income source through the Nakau programme. This will help them to further conservation efforts on Choiseul. Whilst the PES is underway, NRDF will introduce alternative livelihood activities such as bee farming (honey) and FSC timber milling to keep communities engaged and encourage self-sufficiency.
Strategic Direction:1 Empower local communities to protect and manage globally significant biodiversity at priority Key Biodiversity Areas under-served by current conservation efforts