Students visit TAGU conservation project
On the 2nd of May, a group of 53 students from the Pujivae Secondary High School spent a full day visiting the TAGU forest and marine conservation project in Boeboe, South Choiseul. Main purpose of this visit was to find out more about conservation of forest and marine resources, and how to protect and managed them properly. NRDF and ESSI, two supporting NGO’s of this community based conservation project, presented information on forest conservation and sustainable forest management, as well as informing the students on the importance of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Members of the TAGU conservation project also participated in the presentations and led the students around their Conservation Island. The students and teachers were very impressed with the visit and the programme, and will plan more trips in the future. The nearby Guerre forest area, which is part of the TAGU conservation project, is currently in the process to become a protected area under the 2010 Protected Area ACT.