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Supporting Innovative Financing for Biodiversity Conservation through Piloting Eco-Certification for Tourism in Vanuatu
Grantee Name: 
Nakau Programme Ltd
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$169,903
DATES
Jun 2017
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Aug 2019
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Project Overview Overview
CEPF Strategic Direction Strategy
HOTSPOT
East Melanesian Islands
LOCATION
AMOUNT
US$169,903
DATES
Jun 2017
-
Aug 2019

Pilot a sustainable financing scheme for conservation in Vanuatu by working with tour operators on an eco-certification scheme, which involves designing a national eco-certification program with the Department of Tourism. The program aims to create investment in conservation through PES in three key biodiversity areas. It also will create a community conservation area for the Dolav community of Gaua and support a scoping study in Green Hill KBA in Tanna to identify opportunities for conservation actions financed by tourism.

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