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KIBCA News - Jul 2014

WELKAM TU KIBCA NEWS FO JULAI 2014! Hear the latest news from KIBCA including an update on the scholarship program, micro-finance, turtle poaching and upcoming events.

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Kolombangara Island viewed with Google Earth - click on the link on the page for an interactive map

Kolombangara Island

See latest news, information about visiting Kolombangara Island or view a map.

Kolombangara Island is a near circular extinct volcano about 30km across that rises 1,800m from the sea, forming the highest mountains in Western Province of Solomon Islands.

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A dead hawksbill turtle sold for meat

KIBCA says no to turtle poaching

Harvesting of marine turtles is becoming a concern on the north coast and other parts of Kolombangara. To address these concerns, an additional turtle monitoring transect will be added to Ropa in the vicinity of the proposed marine area.

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Explaining micro-finance and sustainable livelihoods

Micro-finance refers to small enterprises developed by people based in the community who have a low income and no access to banking services. This could be a type of “saving club” which allows people to save and withdraw small amounts of money when they need to.

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Ferguson Vaghi

KIBCA presents at World Parks Congress, Sydney

KIBCA Coordinator, Ferguson Vaghi, presented to the World Parks Congress, Sydney, Australia on 14 Nov 2014 about the conservation work of landholders on Kolombangara Island in the Solomon Islands.

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Adrian Ghele handing over scholarships to a school

KIBCA Scholarship Program 2014-15

Through the continuing generosity of our donors, KIBCA’s Scholarship Program has grown larger again! A total of 126 scholarships have been awarded for 2014.

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A new phase for KIBCA

KIBCA is entering a new phase. Up until now the emphasis has been on establishing the protected area and establishing KIBCA as a community-based voice for conserving the important biodiversity values of Kolombangara.

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Two new volunteers

KIBCa's new volunteers have arrived from Australia. Peter Butler and his wife Meri Billington reached Ringgi on 23 June and will be on Kolombangara Island for 12 months.

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Kolombangara Festival opening image - click on videos below to play

KIBCA on YouTube

See recent videos posted on YouTube about KIBCA's celebration of Kolombangara's conservation area and an interview with KIBCA coordinator, Ferguson Vaghi.

1. Video about the Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Biodiversity and Cultural Festival, Jun 2011. 

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KIBCA - Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association

KIBCA, or Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association, was formed by the Indigenous landholders of Kolombangara Island to represents their interests in conservation.

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Places to stay

Onma Lodge - Nusatuva Ecolodge

The views from Nusatuva Island. The magnificent Kolombangara volcano and forests within easy reach.

Onma Lodge is a purpose-built leaf-hut lodge perched on the waters' edge at Nusatuva, a small peninsular that forms the southern entrance to Ringgi Cove, on the south

Nughusu Eco-Lodge

Nughusu Eco-lodge - single room

A newly launched lodge on the northern side of Kolombangara, just past Poitete, that features two upstairs bedrooms and a large dining and lounge area.

Imbu Rano Lodge

Front entrance of Imbu Rano Lodge

Those who visit Imbu Rano Lodge for the first time are usully overwhelmed by the location, the stunning views and the pleasant, spacious accommodation.

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