- About KIBCA
- Media releases
- KIBCA news
- In the news
- Executive committee and trustees
- Staff and office
- Vision and goals
KIBCA - Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association
KIBCA, or Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association, was formed by the Indigenous landholders of Kolombangara Island to represents their interests in conservation.
KIBCA was formed on 10 December 2008 at a meeting of leaders, elders and chiefs of Kolombangara villages, communities and tribes. KIBCA was registered on May 2009 under the Charitable Trust Act as a non-government or community-based organisation. KIBCA's office is at Ringgi, Kolombangara Island.
KIBCA’S overall objective is to protect Kolombangara Islands’ rich marine and forest biodiversity and to educate, promote and encourage sustainable management of natural resources through viable economic and social ventures for our communities.
KIBCA manages the area of Kolombangara above 400m above sea level as a 19,400 ha conservation reserve.
KIBCA media releases - media releases issued by KIBCA
KIBCA news - regular updates about KIBCA's work, published as KIBCA News
KIBCA in the news - media coverage of KIBCA's work or about Kolombangara Island
Partners - organisations and individuals that KIBCA works closely with
Executive committee and trustees - full list of people elected to the governing body of KIBCA
Staff and office - details of the staff managing KIBCA and its Ringgi office
Vision and goals - the five-year plan that guide's KIBCA's work
Watch the interview with KIBCA Coordinator, Ferguson Vaghi, about KIBCA's work, its challenges and balancing logging and other ways of generating income for islander livelihoods.