TETEPARE
 
 
THE LAST WILD ISLAND
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 Tetepare's azure lagoon
 
TETEPARE MEDIA COVERAGE

Tetepare and the TDA are attracting media attention in the Solomons, across the Pacific and in Australia. In recent years, we have featured in several publications and broadcasts, including:

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TO FILM TETEPARE ISLAND

Solomon Times, June 1, 2010

"The highly acclaimed National Geographic Society is coming to the Solomon Islands to film the unique ecology of Tetepare Island in the Western province." Read the full story online here.

 

TETEPARE DESCENDANTS LEARN NEW HOSPITALITY SKILLS

Solomon Times, July 16, 2009

"The Tetepare Descendants’ Association held a three-day hospitality workshop on Tetepare Island this month, in an effort to promote sustainable livelihoods in the Western Province."

 

PROJECT PARADISEGT magazine featuring TDA Communications Advisor Michaela Farrington. www.geelongadvertiser.com.au

GT Magazine, Geelong Advertiser, June 2009

"Michaela Farrington's backyard has to be seen to be believed. Her Melanesian leaf house is surrounded by a lush rainforest canopy bursting with wildlife, waterfalls and flowering trees.
A track from her front door winds down a hill to a stunning lagoon on the edge of the ocean where the aquamarine ocean is lit by brightly-coloured coral.
It's been just over a year since Michaela, a former Geelong Advertiser journalist, and her husband of 18 month, Anthony Plummer, left behind their suburban townhouse and city jobs to live on Tetepare Island, a 120sq/km slice of tropical paradise and the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific.

 

NEW LIVELIHOODS FOR TETEPARE DESCENDANTS

Solomon Star, June 1, 2009

"The Tetepare Descendants’ Association held its first ever sustainable livelihoods workshop this month – an organic gardening and livelihoods workshop on Rendova Island in the Western Province."

 

RECORD TURTLE HATCHLINGS EXCITE SCIENTISTSTDA Conservation Advisor Anthony Plummer in the Tetepare lagoon, being interviewed about the Tetepare Leatherback hatchings via sat phone by a journalist from Radio Australia's Pacific Beat

Radio Australia Pacific Beat, May 11, 2009

"Conservationists in Solomon Islands are celebrating the hatching of a record number of endangered
turtles on the uninhabited Tetepare Island in the Western Province. The Tetepare Descendants'
Association says more than a thousand critically endangered leatherback turtles and endangered
green turtles have hatched this season.

"Local rangers spent six months watching over the beach, moving nests and protecting baby
turtles from harm. Anthony Plummer is an advisor to the Tetepare Descendants' Association.
Standing knee deep in a lagoon on Tetepare Island, he told Radio Australia by sat phone about the
importance of the ecosystem around him."

Listen to the podcast of the story online, at the Radio Australia website

 

WESTERN SOLOMONS REEFS IN EXCELLENT HEALTHTetepare's beautiful coral reefs are in excellent health. Photo ©Anthony Plummer www.anthonyplummer.com

Pacific Islands Report, May 5, 2009

"HONIARA, Solomon Islands (Solomon Times, May 5, 2009) A recent survey of coral reefs around Tetepare Island, in the Western Province, has confirmed the islands reefs are in excellent health."

 

1000 CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TURTLES HATCHED ON TETEPARE BEACHES

Pacific Islands News Association, May 5, 2009

 

TDA CELEBRATES RECORD-BREAKING TURTLE SEASON

Solomon Star, May 4, 2009

"The Tetepare Descendants' Association is celebrating a record-breaking turtle-hatching season on Tetepare Island in the Western Province.

At the close of the turtle-hatching seaon on Tetepare last week, the TDA announced that more than 800 critically endangered leatherback turtles hatched on Tetepare beaches during this season. And almost 300 endangered green turtles hatched on Tetepare where rangers are working to save these endangered turtle species."

 

1000 CRITICALLY ENDANGERED TURTLES HATCHED ON TETEPARE BEACHESA newly hatched leatherback turtle on Tetepare's Queru Beach. Photograph ©Anthony Plummer. www.anthonyplummer.com

Solomon Times Online, May 4, 2009

 

1000 ENDANGERED TURTLES HATCH IN SOLOMONS

Pacific Islands Report, May 4, 2009

"HONIARA, Solomon Islands, The Tetepare Descendants' Association (TDA) is celebrating a record-breaking turtle hatching season on Tetepare Island in the Western Province."

 

TETEPARE'S REEFS IN TOP SHAPE

Solomon Star, May 4, 2009

"A recent survey of coral reefs around Tetepare Island in the Western Province, has confirmed the island's reefs are in excellent health.''

 

SAVING PARADISE - CONSERVATION OF TETEPARE

Melanesian Geo, April, 2009Melanesian Geo Issue 7, April 2009

"Tetepare's story is one to inspire communities and conservationists across the Pacific - the story of a wild island and its lost people who found a way to stand together to conserve one of the world's truly magical places."

 

MEET THE WOMEN TAKING CARE OF OUR WORLD

Marie Claire Australia, April, 2009

"They ditched their days jobs to volunteer overseas - and never looked back. Naomi Jaul talks to five Australians making a difference...."

A story featuring TDA technical advisor Michaela Farrington and her work helping the TDA on Tetepare Island.

 

DIVE IN, THE WATER'S LOVELY

virginblue Voyeur inflight magazine, March, 2009

"Perhaps one of the best ways to experience the Solomon Islands is by venturing out into the hundreds of tiny villages and islands - inhabited or otherwise - that are scattered around the main tourist areas.... You can organise a trip to the Western Province's Tetepare, the largest non-inhabited island in the South Pacific, off which you can swim in waters teeming with dugongs and turtles. At certain times of the year, you can even camp out on the beaches with the rangers and watch leatherback turtles nesting.''

 

 

THE JOURNEY BEGINS HERE

Solomon Star, February 26, 2009The Journey Begins Here, Solomon Star

Front page story.

"A hatched leatherback turtle makes its way to the sea after emerging from a nest last week on the island of Tetepare in Western Province. Leatherback is an endangered turtle species facing extinction. On Tetepare where internationally recognised conservation efforts are being carried out, rangers witnessed a record number of leatherback hatchilngs on the island and making their way out to sea..."

 

LEATHERBACK HATCHING IN NUMBERS ON TETEPARE

Solomon Star, February 25, 2009

Read the story online, at the Solomon Star website.

 

SOLOMONS WORK TO SAVE CRITICALLY ENDANGERED LEATHERBACKS

Radio Australia, Pacific Beat, January 5, 2009

Listen to the podcast of the story online, at the Radio Australia website.

 

LEATHERBACKS LURE TOURISTS TO TETEPARE

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, December 31, 2008

 

LEATHERBACKS LURE TOURISTS TO TETEPARE

Solomon Star, December 31, 2008

Read the story online, at the Solomon Star website.

 

ENDANGERED TURTLES DRAW TOURISTS TO THE SOLOMONS

Pacific Islands Report, December 31, 2008

Read the story online, on the Pacific Islands Report website.

 

RARE LEATHERBACKS ATTRACT TOURSITS TO THE SOLOMON ISLANDS

Samoa Observer, December 31, 2008

Read the story online, on the Samoa Observer website.

 

CHOISEUL TRIBE ON LOOK AND LEARN TO TETEPARE

Solomon Star, November 3, 2008

"The Qoza tribe from north Choiseul visited Tetepare Island on a 'look and learn ' tour last week..."

 

 

 
 
 
 

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES

For media enquires, please contact TDA Programme Coordintor Allan Tipet Bero.

phone: +677 62163

email: tetepare@solomon.com.sb

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 
   
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