VESS is grateful for the support we get from our donors and sponsors. All of our activities depend on support from biodiversity conservation funds, private donors, corporate sponsors and people coming and supporting our fund raising events. We have listed below our major donors and sponsors:

Biodiversity Conservation Fund Donors

The CEPF gave VESS our very first grant to support our conservation efforts in our first year. Since our first project CEPF  has funded a number of VESS’s projects.

Current VESS projects funded by CEPF are listed below (click on the project name to for details of the projects:

Conservation of the Endemic Flying Foxes of Torba and Temotu in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

Strengthening Monitoring, Community Management, and Policies for Dugong Conservation in Vanuatu

Completed VESS project funded by CEPF are listed below (again you can find our more details by clicking the title):

Building Capacity in Conservation Science and Environmental Education to Achieve CEPF Conservation Outcomes in Vanuatu

Supporting the Vanuatu Environment Science Society in its first year of operation including a project to develop dugong and seagrass educational materials

You can find out more about the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEFP) from their website and read the the East Melanesia Islands ecosystem profile here.

The Global Environment facility funded the Dugong and Seagrass Conservation Project which was managed by the Mohammed bin Zayed Species conservation fund. Read more about the project here

Corporate Sponsors

Starting in 2019 the Bred Bank Vanuatu has sponsored the Vanuatu screening of the Ocean Film Festival which is hosted by VESS. The sponsorship allows us to screen these inspiring short films to the Vanuatu audience which will hope will motivate people to look after our main environment hear in Vanuatu. The funds raised from ticket sales goes to conservation of Vanuatu’s flora and fauna. 

Julisa is an ethical cosmetics company in Australia. They donate AUD $1 to VESS for every bottle of “Mermaid Elixir” sold to dugong and seagrass conservation in Vanuatu. Here is a link to their product.

If you would like to become a sponsor or donor of VESS please don’t hesitate to email us on