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Protecting the Upland Forests of Kolombangara in Solomon Islands
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Wildlife Conservation Society
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CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy

Bring at least 6,500 hectares of primary forest under customary tenure within the Kolombangara Upland Forest Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) under formal protection and provide long-term incentives for sustainable development. Specific components including building financial management capacity of local partner KIBCA; conduct consultations and technical and legal studies for formalizing KBA protection; management planning and local capacity development; gender analysis and strengthening; and ecotourism planning.

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