Sub-regional Office for the Pacific Islands

Progress made to establish conservation area in Vanuatu

Progress made to establish conservation area in Vanuatu

Vanuatu, 30 Jun 2015 -- FAO is assisting the Government of Vanuatu and the land owners and communities of South Pentecost with the establishment of a Community Conservation Area. South Pentecost is internationally known for its unique cultural activity – the famous land-dive, which is said to be the forerunner to bungy jumping.  The land dive is a unique selling point to attract tourists. However, the commercialization of land diving has led to debates around the cultural activity losing its authenticity. A strategy for the development of eco-tourism has been proposed after a [more...]


Meetings and Conferences

National Consultation on Policy and Programmatic Actions to Address...
Heritage Park Hotel, Honiara, Solomon Islands
08 - 09 May 2012
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