Maltinerava
Sunrise Island
Nature Preserve
Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
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Identified Species of Island Trees

MORAC Ficus Septica
SAPOT Mimusops elengui

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.

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Living
Corals and
Marine Fish
at Home 
in the
Reef

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.

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As dedicated by the local Chiefs/Custom Landowners

and additionally supported

by the Vanuatu

Governmental

Agencies of the

  • Sanma Province

  • Dept. of Fisheries  

  • Dept. of Environ-mental Protection

   

For preservation,  restoration and breeding

health  of the area's  valuable aquatic life.

Crown of Thorns Starfish
(C.O.T.) Eradication
and Management Activities

Since 2010, we and others have been actively seeking and removing the destructive C.O.T.'s from these reef areas. 

Sea Turtles,
Eels, Clams,
Stingrays,















Sea Cucumbers
and Other
Aquatic
Residents
 





Anenomes,
Sea Snakes,
Starfish,
Dugongs,






 

Click to play above - a series of Instructional Video clips, shot here onsite.  
Our Local Beekeeper Jaden Wood (and Team) teaching about
many aspects of Bee life, health, breeding and behaviors.

POLLINATION for FOOD
and AGRICULTURE: 

PROTECTED HONEY-BEE COLONIES

A Wi-FI Free
Protected Apiary Habitat