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Development of the duck island snorkeling trail
by New Caledonia Environmental Initiation Center (CIE.NC) (Civil society organization)
Attendance of the island to the Ducks in the municipality of Nouma in recent years (60 000 visitors in 2015) becomes a constant threat to the preservation of the natural heritage of this tourist site, especially the coral reef which CIE. NC has been running and running the submarine trail since 2001.
The purpose of the trail is to introduce the public to the marine environment and to raise awareness of the protection of this rich but fragile environment.

Today,, the objective of the project is to propose tools for:
-limit the impact of attendance,
-- increase public awareness,
-Restore coral areas
- optimize the existing and future means for a concerted and participative management of the Duck Island classified as a sustainable management area (AGDR)
-Establishment of eco-participation (Take 1 US dollar on the transport ticket or 60,000 US dollars per year to finance the tools proposed for the conservation, management and animation of the submarine trail)
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Coastal clean-ups
  • Reduce invasive aquatic species introduction
OTHER POLLUTANTS (please specify)
  • Integrated pest management
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Integrated Coastal Management
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
By 2030, increase the economic benefits to Small Island developing States and least developed countries from the sustainable use of marine resources, including through sustainable management of fisheries, aquaculture and tourism
Type of commitment
  • Economic benefits from sustainable tourism
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Data access and sharing
  • Scientific cooperation
Establishment of eco-participation
Proposals to limit the impact of attendance
Implementation of tools
Staff / Technical expertise
1 full time facilitator
Financing (in USD)
60,000 USD
Basic information
Time-frame: 04/2017 - 12/2022
South Province, Nouma city, tourism operators
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
CHEMARIN Monique, Chief Executive Officer, cie.direction@lagoon.nc, + 687 27-40-39
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