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Monday, January 29, 2007

Japan supports unique Conservation group in Solomon Islands

A Japanese-funded dormitory to house caretakers of the Tetepari Conservation Site in the Western Province was officially opened on Friday last week.

A statement from the Japanese Embassy says Tetepari Descendants Association,TDA, is committed to preserve the natural and cultural value of Tetepari Island. It says this is an important initiative in environmental conservation.

Project Coordinator from the Japanese Embassy Yosuke Sekiguchi says the project is important for Solomon Islands.

He says the project will enable caretakers to continue to manage and monitor the site for future generations.

The TDA gained support from the World Wildlife Fund along with other donors to set up the field station at the conservation site.

The field station has enabled TDA to successfully carry out conservation activities and created an ecotourism experience among people there.

The SI$181,000 project was signed between TDA and the Japanese Government in March last year.

Source: SIBC

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