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Community Conservation Resilience Initiative in Samoa

30 Sep, 2015

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Download the summary report here INTRODUCTION Ole Si’osi’omaga Society Incorporated (OLSSI) in Samoa conducted community consultations and mangrove surveys in the villages of Toamua, Saina and Vaiusu as the first part of the Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI). Samoan villages have sovereign governance directed by cultural protocols, with the land and sea controlled by a customary tenure system.[1] This has created problems for mangrove management because the government law states that all land under the highwater mark is government land.[2] …

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