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Tetepare Turtles, Coconut Crabs and Seaweed Research in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands

10 – 14 July 2010 S8 43.279 E157 26.611 – Tetepare Island The Tetepare Descendants’ Association take their conservation work very seriously. They protect and manage the entire island most especially their 13km-long Marine Protected Area. Since 2004, they have had a dedicated roster of rangers and different marine monitoring teams from scientists to volunteers doing […]

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Tetepare Island Rangers and WWF Coral Reef Research, Western Province, Solomon Islands

10 – 14 July 2010 S8 43.279 E157 26.611 – Tetepare Island Tetepare is the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific where a tiny portion of its massive land is a dedicated research field station and a cooperative ecolodge run by the Tetepare Descendants’ Association or TDA.  Many stories circulate why Tetepare Island (Tetepare […]

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Aquaculture Farming and Post Tsunami in Gizo, Solomon Islands

6 – 7 July 2010 S8 05.899 E156 51.680 – WorldFish Center, Nusa Tupe & Gizo Airport S8 07.515 E157 06.123 – Onma Lodge, Kolombangara The April 2007 earthquake and tsunami wrecked havoc to the lives of many in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. Foreign aid and rebuilding was slow and difficult, but […]

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WWF Community Canoe in M’Buke Island, Manus, PNG

28 – 30 July 2010 S2 22.915 E146 49.513 – M’Buke Island S2 18.697 E146 51.595 – Anun Island S2 20.051 E146 51.725 – Champoin Island Last year in February, when I was still researching WWF Coral Triangle projects to cover for our expedition, I had heard of the traditional community canoe making project of […]

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The Amazing People of M’Buke Island, Manus, Papua New Guinea

28 – 30 June 2010 S2 22.915 E146 49.513 – M’Buke Island S2 18.697 E146 51.595 – Anun Island Pronounced Bu-ke with a silent M, M’Buke are several islands off the south end of mainland of Manus, Papua New Guinea. Manus Province is the smallest and the least populated of PNG’s twenty provinces. Known also as the Admiralty Islands, this group […]

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Lovely Lissenung and Day Trips to Kavieng, New Ireland, PNG

4 – 24 June 2010 S2 39.879 E150 43.960 – Lissenung Island Resort We totally adored our three weeks in Lissenung. We were so much at home it was LIKE being home. We could achieve so much portraying the many aspects of Kavieng’s village and marine life. First was an entire white board dedicated solely to […]

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Diving with Lissenung Island Resort New Ireland, PNG

5 – 15 June 2010 S2 39.879 E150 43.960 – Lissenung Island Resort We have been on idyllic Lissenung Island Resort since June 5 and have spent wonderful time catching up with our friends Dietmar and Ange Amon, the owners and operators of this lovely little dive resort in the Pacific. In the past, Dietmar […]

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Critters of Kimbe Bay and Witu Islands

13 May – 3 June 2010 S5 17.581 E150 06.236 – Restorf Island, Kimbe Bay S4 41.825 E149 26.761 – Dickie’s Place, Witu Islands The many shoals and sea mounts in Kimbe Bay are popular to many divers in the lookout for sharks, schooling fish in the blue and some tunas passing through. But one […]

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Legendary FeBrina liveaboard in Father’s Reef and Witu Island, Kimbe Bay

25 May – 3 June 2009 S5 09.428 E150 17.931 – Brandford Shoal, Kimbe Bay S5 02.328 E150 56.122 – Kilibob’s Knob, Father’s, Kimbe Bay S4 41.825 E149 26.761 – Dickie’s Place, Garove Island, Witu Islands Alan Raabe is the well loved captain of one of the world’s best known liveboards. He is Australian and has […]

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Walindi Plantation Resort, Kimbe Bay, PNG

13 – 25 May 2010 S5 26.191 E150 05.263 – Walindi Plantation Resort Australians Max and his wife Cecilie were agriculturists when they bought an oil palm plantation in West New Britain, PNG in 1969.  The Benjamins’ plantation is an 800 acre property along the western shore of Kimbe Bay. Running through the property is a […]

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