Improving Community Resilience to addreess impact on coastal erosion on the Avatele Village Beachfront, the project focusing on improving the community adaptive capacity to natural hazards and climate change, Samoa

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Improving Community Resilience to addreess impact on coastal erosion on the Avatele Village Beachfront, the project focusing on improving the community adaptive capacity to natural hazards and climate change, Samoa

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Financing

Total: $18,803;

Sources of Financing: GEF SGP

Timeframe

2007 - 2008

Status

Ongoing

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Description

Villages in Niue are located about 20 meters above sea level, so access to the sea is limited to a few tracks. There is no sheltered mooring despite rough waters. Tha Avatele village council project will build a new boat and canoe ramp. This will facilitate access to boats for fishermen and tourism related activities. It will alleviate pressure on in-shore fisheries by allowing access to other fusheries through the use of boats. It will ensure more equitable access to water resources for neighbouring villages, and also reduce coastal erosion. The former ramp was destroyed by cyclone Heta in 2004; consequently, the new ramp will be built according to high cyclone resilience standards. The project also intends to improve coastal resources management

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See also

  1. The Laulii Rainforest Reserve: Nature Trail Development - Phase 1, Samoa
  2. Restoration of the Lepa Village natural spring and development of water catchment for village drinking water, Samoa
  3. Pacific Islands Oceanic Fisheries Management Project
  4. National IWRM Diagnostic Report Samoa

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