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LMMA Network receives science award for fostering global model for community-led conservation

BRISBANE, Australia – The LMMA Network was awarded the prestigious 2016 Distinguished Service Award for conservation achievement from the Society of Conservation Biology Oceania Conference, for its “extraordinary achievements in advancing and scaling up the practice of community-based

BUILDING VIBRANT, EMPOWERED AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

BUILDING VIBRANT, EMPOWERED AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

BUILDING VIBRANT, EMPOWERED AND RESILIENT COMMUNITIES

Fiji LMMA receives Duke of Edinburgh Award

Alifereti Tawake, a community advocate and marine researcher from Kadavu, today received the prestigious WWF’s Duke of Edinburgh Conservation Award for his tireless support of communities throughout the region to better manage the land and sea.

ANNUAL REPORT- The LMMA Network 2010 Annual Report

The LMMA Network Annual Report: Defining Our Future August 2011

FACILITATOR GUIDE: Mendesain Pengelolaan Sumber Daya Laut Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil yang Efektif

A Facilitator's Guide to help sustain community benefits through management for fisheries, ecosystems and climate change. Created by Coral Triangle Support Partnership and Coral Triangle Initiative. Bahasa translation as well as differences in content adapted for local conditions provided by the Indonesia LMMA Network.

BOOKLET: Mendesain Pengelolaan Sumber Daya Laut Pesisir dan Pulau-Pulau Kecil yang Efektif

Designing Effective Locally Managed Areas in Tropical Marine Environments (Bahasa version). A Booklet to help sustain community benefits through management for fisheries, ecosystems and climate change. Created by Coral Triangle Support Partnership and Coral Triangle Initiative. Bahasa translation as well as differences in content adapted for local conditions provided by the Indonesia LMMA Network.

FACILITATOR’S GUIDE: Community-based marine resource management in Solomon Islands

   

Processing sea cucumbers into beche-de-mer: A manual for Pacific Island fishers

This manual by SPC is designed for sea cucumber fishers in Pacific Islands. The species depicted in this manual are ones commonly fished in Pacific Islands. The price given to fishers for dried sea cucumbers depends on the species they are selling, how big the individuals are and how well they have been processed. This is because Asian consumers want to buy products that look nice and have an attractive appearance and taste when cooked. So, prices in Asian markets are high for the well processed sea cucumbers and much lower for ones poorly processed.

VIDEO- Community Biological Monitoring Training Video

Produced by the University of the South Pacific Institute of Applied Science in conjunction with the Fiji LMMA Network, this 41-minute program demonstrates step-by-step how to conduct biological monitoring surveys of community fishing grounds and protected areas. It is intended for communities and practitioners who have already progressed through the LMMA Project Planning Process or similar activities.

VIDEO- The LMMA Network: Lessons Learned

This video produced by the LMMA Network highlights successes, challenges and advice from communities and practitioners gleaned from their experience in managing their marine areas. 25 minutes plus a 15-minute extra feature.

GUIDEBOOK- Locally-Managed Marine Areas: A guide to supporting Community-Based Adaptive Management

This guide developed by the LMMA Network gives instructions for engaging local communities and setting up an LMMA. Available in English and French. March 2008

Coming Together: Sharing Lessons from the 2008 LMMA Network-wide Meeting Community Exchange

This LMMA Network "Community Storybook" is a collection of lessons, tips and experiences shared during the Community Exchange session at the 2008 LMMA Network-wide Meeting in Fiji. It is intended to be strategically introduced to communities as part of a workshop or community awareness event. We recommend leaving ample time for elaboration and discussion of the points in the storybook, particularly the more sensitive or debatable ones. November 2009

POSTER – FLMMA Adaptive Management Cycle

This poster depicts the Adaptive Management Cycle as used by the Fiji Locally-Managed Marine Area Network (FLMMA), including assessment, awareness raising, issue identification, action planning, implementation and monitoring, and analysing and communicating results. 2010

Tamlong Tabb

Name: Tamlong Tabb Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Madang Lagoon, Siar Tamlong lives in Siar Village, located along the inner coast of Madang Lagoon, Papua New Guinea, and is an active leader in the community. Concerned with the

Calls for increased government support for communities

Buoyed by two successive regional meetings of fisheries and government experts, Pacific Islands community leaders are hopeful their calls for support in meeting their food and income needs were finally heard.

Vitawa takes the lead in 4FJ campaign

The 4FJ campaign sought pledges from across Fiji not to eat, buy or sell the fish during its peak breeding months.

Silverio Wale

Name: Silverio Wale Country: Solomon Islands Location: Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province Silverio came from Radesifolame, in Langa Langa Lagoon, Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands. He worked on community development projects focusing on forest/land

Yoseph Rumkorem

Name: Yoseph Rumkorem Country: Indonesia Location: Meos Mangguandi Most of the people in the surrounding islands of Meos Mangguandi knew Yoseph Rumkorem as a community leader against bomb fishing. He would be very angry if

Pedrus Primo

Name: Pedrus Primo Country: Pohnpei Location: Takaieu community, Pohnpei Mr. Pedrus Primo is currently the traditional chief of the Takaieu community, and as such, goes by the traditional title of “Kehlahk Takaieu.” Kehlahk Takaieu was

Saki Fong

Name: Saki Fong Country: Fiji No stranger to the Fiji country network (FLMMA) family and communities, Sakiusa “Saki” Patrick Fong is a senior scientific officer at the University of the South Pacific’s Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS)

GUIDE: Marine Species Information Sheets

This guide and series of information sheets, produced jointly by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the LMMA Network, aim to help communities improve the management of key food species in the Pacific region.

Samuel Mansmor

  Name:  Samuel Mansmor Country: Indonesia Location: Biak Numfor A former policeman and winner of the prestigious 2004 Kalpataru environmental award, Samuel Mansmor works to teach community members about the importance of protecting their environment

Francis Mamou

Name:  Francis Mamou Country: Solomon Islands Location: Marau Sound, Guadalcanal Francis Mamou shines almost alone with his ability to exert some influence over his Hanua’asuasu tribe of Marapa and Niu islands in Marau Sound on

Gilbert Tuazon

Name:  Gilbert Tuazon Country: Phillippines Location: Panglao Island, Bingag Gilbert lives in Bingag, a village located on the northwest coast of Panglao Island, Bohol in the Philippines. Gilbert is President of the Bingag Barangay Fish

Alifereti Tawake

Name: Alifereti Tawake Country: Fiji Location: Daku, Kadavu Alifereti grew up in the rural coastal village of Daku in Kadavu, a small outer island in Fiji. Growing up, he remembers his grandfather going out to

Joe Keba

Name: Joe Keba Country: Solomon Islands Location: Ngella, Central Province Joseph lives in Leitongo, a village located in the Sandfly Islands of Ngella, Central Province, Solomon Islands. Under the leadership and guidance of the Foundation

Stanis Giru

Name: Stanis Giru Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Kimbe Bay Stanis Giru, at the age of 53 years, is a well respected member of the community, and has been very active at his community’s LMMA.

Charley Manua

  Name: Charley Manua Country: Vanuatu Location: Pele Island Charley Manua, born on Pele Island just north of Efate, is a community champion of the Nguna-Pele MPA (NP-MPA). He has been involved in marine conservation

Benjie Catudio

Name: Benjie Catudio Country: Phillippines Location: Port Lamon, Hinatuan Benjie Catudio is a resident of Port Lamon, Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. He joined the ‘Peoples Unite for Genuine and Active Port Lamon, Inc.’ (PUGAPO) fishers organization several years

Selarn Kaluwin

Name: Selarn Kaluwin Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Mbuke Island, Manus Tapas Selarn Kaluwin, from Mbuke Island on the southwest coast of Manus, stands out as a community champion for his work over the last few years.

Ruperto Apilado

Name: Ruperto Apilado Country: Phillippines Location: Candelaria, Sinabacan, Luzon Island Ruperto, or "Ka Raffy," is from Sinabacan in the municipality of Candelaria on the west coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines. An engineer by training and former

Gemma Gades

Name: Gemma Gades Country: Phillippines Location: Hinatuan Bay, Mindinao "Ka" Gemma, is a mother and active leader of a local fisherfolk group protecting Hinatuan Bay in the southern Philippines. She has been the President of

Didik Kassas

Name: Didik Kassas Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Riwo, Madang Lagoon Didik is from Riwo Village, situated along coast of Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea. He has been actively involved in marine resource conservation in his community

Paul Led

Name: Paul Led Country: Papua New Guinea Location: Riwo, Madang Lagoon Paul is from Riwo Village, located along the coast of Madang Lagoon in Papua New Guinea. Trained as a parataxonomist, Paul has more than 10 years experience

Salvacion Ruiz

Name: Salvacion Ruiz Country: Phillippines Location: Yamot, Candelaria, Zambales, Luzon Sally is from Yamot, Candelaria in Zambales on the west coast of Luzon Island in the Philippines. As a deputized member of the Bantay Dagat (Fish Wardens), she

Pohnpei LMMA Member Wins RARE’S E.O. Wilson Grant

The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) began the Elimoang (Pohnpei Mangrove Crab) campaign in June of last year; one of approximately 40 RARE campaigns that were being implemented worldwide in 2005-2006. The campaigns are designed to raise awareness and increase local engagement in the conservation of biologically diverse species and areas.

Philippines: Hinatuan Bay Marine Sanctuary

The surface of the water lay like a sheet of silver velvet smoothed out toward the horizon. Numerous small islands dot the vista, whispy palm fronds adding bits of greenery to the blue-gray panorama. The sheer size of the water area is impressive – Hinatuan Bay is like a small sea in itself, stretching some 360 square kilometers (roughly 140 square miles).

Philippines: Women Help Patrol Their Seas

Gemma Gades is a mother and active leader of a local fisherfolk group protecting Hinatuan Bay. Located in the province of Surigao del Sur on the eastern side of Mindanao Island in the southern Philippines, Hinatuan Bay is made up of small island ecosystems abundant with marine life.

Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia): Nahtik Marine Protected Area

Nahtik is a sandy islet about one kilometer in size adjacent to the barrier reef. The only shade on the island is provided by three slim mangrove trees, which are surrounded by coral rubble, seashells

Philippines: Marine Life in Batangas Under Threat

To welcome 2004, I thought it would be nice to go for a dive. Little did I know that my New Year dive would go off with a bang! The last time I dove in

Fiji: Resort Works With Village to Conserve Coral Reefs

Along the Coral Coast of Fiji’s big island of Viti Levu, approximately 130 kilometers (80 miles) west of the capital of Suva, a unique partnership exists between an international beach resort and the small fishing village adjacent to it.

Fiji: Villagers work to overcome the challenges of dynamite fishing

The Tavua LMMA – the second oldest LMMA site in Fiji – was established in 2003 as the result of a Management Planning workshop hosted by the Fiji LMMA Network (FLMMA) in conjunction with the

Indonesia: Using the LMMA’s Learning Framework as a Guide to Enhance Sasisen

Sasisen, or Sasi, is a local conservation method that regulates the use of a specific natural resource. The practice is rooted in the communities of eastern Indonesia, such as Saba, Auki Island, Mangguandi Island, and the Padaido Islands in East Biak.

Fiji: Turtle Calling in Namuana Village

Every year we usually receive tourists in our village. We are known around the world for ‘turtle calling,’ and for this we created our marine reserve for the people coming to see it. We want to boost this project as ecotourism.

Papua New Guinea: Tab Island

Along the north coast of Papua New Guinea, nested in the middle of beautiful Madang Lagoon, lies the Tab Island Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This WMA consists of three low-lying, forested coral islands and their

Papua New Guinea: Problems and Progress in Madang Lagoon

In a grade school in Madang, a town along the north coast of Papua New Guinea (PNG), school children learn that among the different fishing methods used within the lagoon, dynamite is one. This form

Mangrove Crab Campaign wins RARE grant

The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) began the Elimoang (Pohnpei Mangrove Crab) campaign in June of last year; one of approximately 40 RARE campaigns that were being implemented worldwide in 2005-2006. The campaigns are designed

Vakarau ni se siga toka (Start preparing while we’ve still got daylight) Marine Education in the New Millennium

Join us at this green conference of marine educators dedicated to ensuring the health of the Pacific Ocean and the communities who depend on it. Opportunities to participate in person and via the web are

Fiji Leaders Honored with Global Ocean Conservation Award

WASHINGTON, DC, June 8, 2006 (ENS) - To celebrate World Ocean Day, conservation organizations have bestowed the second annual Global Ocean Conservation Award upon two Fijian leaders for their work protecting the island nation’s unique

Boosting community income through Customary Regulations in Hatta Island, Indonesia

Hatta Island is located in the southern part of the Banda Naira in the Banda Islands, in Indonesia. The island is divided into two villages, the Kampung Baru (Old Village) and Kampung Baru (New Village).

Traditional Resource Management Bulletin, SPC Jun 2014

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

MPAs not a solution, Fiji Times

WHILE communities have done commendable work in implementing marine protected areas (MPAs) in their respective coastal zones, they must remember that MPAs are a tool — not a complete solution.

Great service by fish wardens, Fiji Times

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

LMMA Network News & Tools Bulletin, May-Jun 2014

This edition contains three contributions. The first, “Developing a common understanding of taxonomy for fisheries management in north Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands,” Philippa Cohen and seven co-authors document the local language names and etymology of marine fishes and invertebrates.

Managing Marine Areas, Fiji Times

OUT of the 1800-plus villages in Fiji, about 420 have established locally managed marine areas (LMMAs). More village areas, however, need to become part of this initiative if their livelihoods are to be made sustainable.

Brad Carte, New FLMMA Coordinator

The LMMA Network welcomes Brad Carte, FLMMA's new Country Coordinator, who joined the Network in late 2013. An honorary fellow at the Institute of Applied Sciences, USP, and a Lecturer in the School of Marine Studies, Brad has a PhD in Oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and over 20 years pharmaceutical industry experience in developing and managing large scale programs for the sustainable development of natural resources, with a special focus on the marine environment.

Enchanting town copes with disasters

HINATUAN, Surigao del Sur—Snuggled behind rocky mountains and directly facing the picturesque but treacherous Pacific Ocean, the sleepy fishing town of Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur province offers lessons on ways to adapt to the alarming changes in the environment.

LMMA News & Tools Bulletin – February 2014

The WorldFish Center with the Solomon Islands Locally Management Marine Area (SILMMA) Network hosted a ‘Women and Fishing’ training workshop, bringing together 19 women representing various provinces.

Why won’t simply creating marine reserves save sea life?

How is the world doing at conserving marine life? One common metric is the amount of ocean that governments have designated as protected areas.

Fiji LMMA Network provides groundwork for BIOPAMA to engage new cadre of Conservation Officers in Fiji

A very exciting development and a strong step forward has been taken for community based natural resource management in Fiji with the recent decision to appoint 14 new full-time Conservation Officers who are university qualified and who will live and work in each province (yasana) across the Fiji Islands.

LMMA News & Tools Bulletin, January 2014

Building resilient communities addresses a community's capability gaps, enhances the catalyst of partnership, and builds strong communities in the face of nature challenges. As a result, 12 out of 14 coastal provinces in Fiji are recognized as part of the Fiji LMMA Network. - Semisi Meo, FLMMA Coordinator

Review: Islands at risk? Environments, economies and contemporary change

Islands are back in vogue. It’s not that they ever disappeared but climate change in particular has brought islands to the fore of a global conversation on the way we think about human development.

Professor Bill Aalbersberg awarded PIELA for Lifetime Achievement

Professor Bill Aalbersberg, Director of the Institute of Applied Science at the University of the South Pacific, and a co-founder of the LMMA Network, received the inaugural Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Lifetime Achievement award (PIELA) for his work in the field of community based adaptive management (CBAM) and integrated coastal management (ICM).

LMMA Network recognized in Laucala Declaration

From December 2-6, 2013, more than 700 participants from the Pacific and around the world met in Laucala, Suva, Fiji, for the 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas.

FSPI Communities and Coasts Newsletter, Jul-Dec 2013

In May 2013, Rare, in Partnership with the National Conservancy, launched the Second Solution Search Contest.