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A man in an wooded area in Tafea Province, Vanuatu, uses a water spigot.
The New York Botanical Garden worked with communities to survey biodiversity and protect forests that provide fresh water.
© Conservation International/photo by Michele Zador
Plants and People: Baseline Floristic and Ethnobotanical Surveys in Tafea Province, Vanuatu
Grantee Name: 
The New York Botanical Garden
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$156,849
DATES
Jul 2014
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Dec 2016
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Project Overview Overview
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$156,849
DATES
Jul 2014
-
Dec 2016

Undertake baseline surveys of plant diversity in Vanuatu’s Tafea Province, focusing on three priority sites: Aneityum, Futuna and Green Hill. Build local capacity for biodiversity, taxonomic, ethnobiological and ethnomedical research among key government, scientific, cultural and community-based institutions. Widely disseminate the results to inform environmental policy, natural resource management and health care in Tafea Province, Vanuatu and the Pacific.