Photo by Phil Bender

VESS is holding an Exhibition to increase awareness of some of Vanuatu’s Threatened Species

According to the IUCN Red List of threatened species there are 138 species in Vanuatu that are threatened with extinction. In this exhibition we will be showcasing 27 species of animals and plants that have been prioritised for conservation measures by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund.

Come and learn about threatened species:

What species are threatened in Vanuatu?

Why are they threatened?

What do these species do for the ecosystem and us?

What we can do to help conserve them?

There will be displays, activities and quizzes; something for everyone, adults and kids.

Entries to the Dugong and Seagrass Handicraft and Art competition will be displayed throughout the exhibition.

We hope to see you there! Spread the word and download the flyer here

This exhibition is being put on by VESS under a project funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). The CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.

When and Where:

Espace Alliance Française

Opening 5pm on Monday 26th February

Open 8.30am until 4.30pm Tuesday 27th to Friday 2nd March

and 8am to 12 noon on Saturday 3rd March (World Wildlife Day)

Drawing from Ramon L. & Sam C. 2015. Remarkable plants of Vanuatu

Photo by Ray Pearce Pacific


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