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)