Identified Species of Island Trees
Thanks to Vanuatu Department of Forestry.
THE NATIVE INDIGENOUS TREES
A wide variety of Indigenous tropical trees and shrubs populate Maltinerava Island, some up to 100 years old! ~
Appreciation to the Government Botanists from the Vanuatu Department of Forestry, for multiple site visits to identify and catalog the native trees on the island, mapping them as well.
Examples of some of their plant identifications are included in the slide display above.
A CHIEF-DESIGNATED, PROTECTED MARINE CONSERVATION AREA
An important Marine
Breeding Zone for supplying surrounding marine areas
that depend upon fishing
for feeding their families.
As dedicated by the local Chiefs/Custom Landowners
and additionally supported
by the Vanuatu
Agencies of the
Dept. of Fisheries
Dept. of Environ-mental Protection
For preservation, restoration and breeding
health of the area's valuable aquatic life.