The Last Wild Island


  Young Tetepare descendants' from the village of Baniata on Rendova Island. Photo by Anthony Plummer  www.anthonyplummer.com


European Union logoWe are grateful to the organisations and individuals who support the Tetepare Project. These organisations and individuals assist us to conserve the very special island of Tetepare and to support TDA communities through scholarships, sustainable livelihoods initiatives, and community wellbeing projects. We could not continue to operate without the ongoing support of our donors.

The European Union has been a long-time supporter of the Tetepare project. The EU provided a micro-grant to allow the TDA to establish its successful Tetepare Island Ecolodge, as well as sustainable livelihoods projects.SICCP logoThe Sustainable Forestry Conservation Project of the European Union is currently funding most operational costs for the TDA, as well as providing money to allow the conservation, ecotourism, scholarship and sustainable livelihoods programs to expand.The grant is being admistered by Conservation International and the American Natural History Museum through an initiative called the Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership.

The WWF is a major, long-term sponsor of the TDA. The WWF is currently providing some funding for the TDA's successful turtle conservation program. In the past, the WWF, in conjunction with NZ AID, has funded core operational costs for the project.

Australian Volunteers International is supporting the project by providing three technical advisors to work with the TDA on 18 month placements, including a Conservation Advisor, a Sustainable Livelihoods Advisor, and a Communications Advisor. These three Australian volunteers are currently running TDA projects, and assisting the TDA with capacity building and training.

CUSO (Canadian University Services Overseas) previously supported the Tetepare project by providing four technical advisors to the project between 2004 and 2008, and building a leaf house for long-term technical advisors on Tetepare Island.

Project patrons John Read and Katherine Moseby have been long-time supporters of the TDA. John and Katherine are Australian-based biologists who visit the island at least once a year to provide advice and guidance.

Several organisations and individuals have contributed to the TDA's education fund, which provides scholarships for local children from TDA communities, as a benefit to the community for conserving Tetepare Island. Among the donors to this important scholarship program are the European Union, the Honeypot Foundation from Australia, USA-based Conservation International, former TDA-technical advisors Laurie Wein and Dave Argument from Canada, Ken and Val Lamb from Australia, and the Ella George Children's fund, through Conservation International.

This website was designed and developed by Michaela Farrington, an Australian technical advisor working with the TDA through Australian Volunteers International from 2008 to 2009. The majority of the superb images on this site are courtesy of Anthony Plummer, a professional photographer and marine biologist working as technical advisor to the TDA through Australian Volunteers International from 2008 to 2009.



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Website designed and built on Tetepare Island by Michaela Farrington. Images by Anthony Plummer, unless otherwise credited.