Saving the Solomon Island Coral Reefs and the Lives They Protect

Nuatalii Veniiy is a key player in community conservation on Ghizo Island in the Solomon Islands.

Nuatalii Veniiy, a key player in community conservation on Ghizo Island, is very keen on protecting the coral reefs within the Solomon Islands. She’s a true believer in the importance of the reefs and the life they support. Like her mother before her, Veniiy is responsible for the reef near her family’s land on Ghizo Island in Solomon Islands. She takes this responsibility very seriously, and is always looking for ways to improve the reef’s protection.

Thanks to resources from the Coral Triangle Support Partnership (CTSP)—a USAID-funded project led by WWF—Veniiy has the tools to inform and guide her community to sustainably manage their fisheries and marine resources. She helped form and now leads a community-based association, which is working to gain legal recognition for their marine protected area.

WWF supports local communities in the Coral Triangle so that they can conserve and sustainably manage their own natural resources. Our overall goal is for this marine area to be vibrant and healthy, providing food and livelihoods for generations to come.

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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at www.amooseinamapletree.com. She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

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