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Protecting Indigenous Forests from Emerging Logging Threats in the Santo Mountain Chain Key Biodiversity Area, Vanuatu
Grantee Name: 
Santo Sunset Environment Network
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$12,000
DATES
Aug 2021
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Dec 2021
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$12,000
DATES
Aug 2021
-
Dec 2021

Raise awareness about the threats from logging and development in Vanuatu’s largest Key Biodiversity Area, the Santo Mountain Chain. Consult with at least 25 communities in remote West Coast Santo. Install signboards displaying key messages about unsustainable logging and agriculture. Launch a social media campaign. Support local communities to formalize long-term sustainable forest management, including bans on timber extraction and sale.

Strategic Direction: 1 Empower local communities to protect and manage globally significant biodiversity at priority Key Biodiversity Areas under-served by current conservation efforts