Environmental Protection

Documenting traditional ecosystem management in Tuvalu

17 January 2024

The natural resources of Vaitupu Island in Tuvalu have been managed by the community for centuries. As part of the CRI programme, Vaitupu recently documented traditional management of resources, in order to understand how they…

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Tonga Community Resilience Profile Summary

15 January 2024

Community Resilience Profiles are the result of partner communities thinking about and mapping their ecosystems and resilience. The profiles contain general information on Tonga’s ecosystems and livelihoods, and forecasts on food security and disaster response,…

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Conserving forest by cutting ‘big lif’

10 January 2024

‘Big lif’ (merremia) spells big problems for the forests of Vanuatu. Across the small Pacific nation, this invasive species has taken over disturbed forests, smothering trees and destroying healthy habitats for birds, insects and animals.…

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Voices from Zaira: A community standing strong for the forests and their future

24 October 2023

Customary landowners from Zaira on Lupa Vangunu are speaking out in an effort to protect the last old-growth rainforest on the island from commercial logging.  For more than a decade, logging companies have been trying…

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Bringing people and forests together

23 October 2023

The community of Dolav, in Vanuatu, is embedded in a diverse and beautiful landscape. Sitting on the west coast of Gaua island, it is rich in plant and animal life, surrounded by large tracts of…

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A greener future for the schools of Hanoi

18 October 2023

In 2021, reports showed that over 40% of the population of Hanoi were exposed to air pollution nearly 5 times higher than the World Health Organisation air quality guideline recommends. There are many ways to…

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Youth leaders thinking ecologically

5 October 2023

An Ecological Thinking workshop was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands in June (2023), to train youth club leaders from Honiara City Council (HCC) and the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA). Seventeen HCC youth club leaders…

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Fact Sheet: Strengthening nature-based agriculture in Vanuatu

30 June 2023

Nature-based agriculture plays a crucial role in Vanuatu due to its unique geographical features, cultural heritage, and vulnerability to climate change. Strengthening Natured-Based Agriculture in Vanuatu is designed to build local socioeconomic resilience in North and Central Efate and on the island of Gaua in Torba Province.

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Ecological Thinking: A facilitation guide for youth in the Solomon Islands

30 June 2023

Ecological Thinking: A facilitation guide for youth in the Solomon Islands has been designed for workshops with youth club leaders in Honiara. This facilitation guide was produced as part of Plan International’s Safer Cities for Girls program, which is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

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