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Turtle tagging and searching for dugongs in Solomon Islands

In the Eastern-most corner of The Coral Triangle, we find Tetepare - the biggest uninhabited island in the Solomon Islands.

This is because the descendants of Tetepare's original headhunting inhabitants have chosen conservation instead of logging for this island which is surrounded by some of the richest marine life in the Coral Triangle.

Through local partners WWF, USAID supports the Tetepare Descendants Association's 3,500 members to draw upon their traditional knowledge in the preservation of this unique seascape.

In this short film, we meet some of the local people from Tetepare.
Twomey and his neighbors manage and monitor these waters, to ensure the long-term future for the ecosystem and vital marine resources that they need.

To learn more about the Coral Triangle Initiative visit