Partners with Melanesians

Tribes aim to preserve Collingwood Bay

The communities are working with local conservation organisation, Partners with Melanesians, to have these lands protected by 2022.

Collingwood Bay since 1998 has gone through court battles for illegal logging activities.

The communities are now standing together to rid this practise by voluntarily putting up their land to be declared as a conservation or protected area.

The 9 tribes and conservation partner have less than 5 years of ground work to complete before the area can be declared as a conservation site by 2022.