Saving the Solomon Island Coral Reefs and the Lives They Protect
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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