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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
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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