Impacts and adaptations to climate change - Lifuka/Ha’apai local community observations and experiencesEnviado por admin el Vie, 12/08/2011 - 01:57.
|Villages of Lifuka Island, Kingdom of Tonga
Prior to 2006, the reef that surrounds Lifuka island had always been fully exposed during low tide and provided a source of food for the community. During low tide, women and children were out on the reef fishing everyday. Since 2006, the reef had continuously been fully covered by sea water and no longer exposed even during low tide and the reef has been empty of fishers since 2006. This has implications on the livelihood, environment, economy and social relationships of the local community. Utilising culturally appropriate research instruments, Nofo and Talanoa, Tiaflo Consultancy will train 9 local research assistants to work with five village communities in Lifuka. The research will include documentation of the knowledge, experiences, observations, concerns, practices, coping strategies of the villagers.
Ngaremlengui & climate change adaptation: How nature is shaping the culture of a small island communityEnviado por admin el Vie, 12/08/2011 - 01:28.
|Community of Babeldaob island, Palau
Community elders of Babeldaob island in Palau have been reporting climatic related challenges including salt intrusion in the wetland taro patches, coastal erosion, silt accumulation in the mangroves and reefs, and unpredictable weather affecting their subsistence activities and community events. Ngarcholtitech, an active community-based organization in Ngaremlengui document on video their traditional knowledge, observations, concerns and coping strategies in relation to climate change.
Proponent: Foundation for People and Community Development, Inc.
Krangket Island has a total population of about 3,500 inhabitants comprised of four clans. The islanders are experiencing problems with rising sea levels due to global warming. The waterfront directly exposed to the ocean currents and sea wave actions is being eroded away at a higher rate. The food gardens are not able to provide for families’ subsistence with an increase in soil saline levels, and inundation of their subsistence farm lands by the rising sea levels.
|Tuo is the name of a village on one of the Reef Islands of the Solomon Islands. Its population of over 500 people are mainly subsistence farmers and fishermen who have observed the steady erosion of their sea front. The community of Tuo, together with Lawrence Nodua, will lead the documentation of their traditional knowledge, including their observations of weather patterns, geographic locations and changes in their shoreline and the impact of these on their livelihoods. With this information, they aim to initiate sharing of successful strategies and innovations among different stakeholders.