We 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.The 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.
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.