Coral Triangle Initiative Recognizes Women’s Vital Role in ConservationNewsroom
Moira Dasipio from Solomon Islands, receives leadership award for her role in marine resource management in Isabel, according to this report from ABC Pacific Beat.
It’s the first time women are recognized for their work in marine resource management, says Senoveva Mauli, Applied Scientist working with the Nature Conservancy in the Solomon Islands. She’s travelled to Manado, in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Province, with Moira Dasipio to attend the Women’s Leadership Awards for the Coral Triangle Initiative for Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF).
As president of the Isabel Mothers Union, Moira Dasipio has been working tirelessly with women in communities around her island to raise awareness about the need to protect and better manage marine resources.
Women own the land in Isabel, says Moira Dasipio, and they are now actively involved in decision making about resources management and improvements are already noticeable.
As a grandmother, Moira is deeply concerned about future generations. She says part of her island has already been damaged by logging and she’s worried about mining prospects.
“I feel sorry for them. If this continues, future generations will never see what Isabel should be,” she said.
(Story and photo courtesy of ABC Pacific Beat)