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Dig into Regenerative Travel with Kokomo Private Island’s Mangrove Reforestation Project

Inspiring Mangrove Reforestation Project

A gold standard in mindful & sustainable travel, Kokomo Private IslandFiji’s most exclusive private island resort—has built its foundation on driving positive change in the arena of sustainability and minimal environmental impact led by the island’s remarkable Marine BiologistCliona O’Flaherty and on-site marine biology team including Viviana Taubera (the other Marine Biologist employed by Kokomo).

As the world’s most exclusive Private Island resort destinationKokomo Private Island is a pristine, crowd-free 140-acre private island paradise cradled by the azure waters of the South Pacific. Next door to Australia, New Zealand and nearby South East Asia, Kokomo Private Island is the perfect getaway to paradise, ideal for multi-generational family travel seeking a luxurious all-inclusive home-to-home escape.

As the property looks to re-opening its doors to the world in April 2021, Kokomo remains unwaveringly focused on their priority to connect and invest in the island, surrounding community, and marine environment, and the principles of regenerative travel; the practice of advancing crowd-free, conscious, and planet-friendly travel habits through the lasting impact of regenerative travel; ultimately leaving a destination better than you found it.

Inspiring Mangrove Reforestation Project

Mangroves are crucial in reducing the effects of excess carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere with their ability to efficiently absorb and convert carbon into oxygen. These plants also serve as crucial coastal protection against storms or tsunamis.

As of now, Kokomo is proud to announce that 800 mangroves have been transplanted throughout various village communities along the island’s shores. Yet, the team’s mission is not over. They plan on expanding the nursery to allow for more mangrove cultivation and aim to transplant 2,000 new mangroves every three to four months.

Kokomo has built its foundation on driving positive change in the arena of sustainability and minimal environmental impact, focused in their priority to connect and invest in the island, surrounding community, and marine environment––all of which is cradled by the stunning Great Astrolabe Reef, the 4th largest reef barrier in the world, including:

Inspiring Mangrove Reforestation Project

Benefiting the Local Community: 

  • At the start of 2018, Kokomo Private Island proudly launched the Fiji chapter of Dock to Dish; an incredible community-supported seafood and fishing venture committed to sustainable and responsible fishing, supporting the local Buliya Island tribe of local Fijian fisherwomen

Putting the Environment First: 

  • Water is an essential element, and with an unlimited ocean water source surrounding Kokomo Private Island, the resort has taken measures through their tried and tested Seawater Desalination Projectto process and create consumable product

Creating Authentic Experiences: 

  • Lush and secluded, Kokomo is a tropical paradise that ticks all the boxes. Activities and experiencesinclude, but are not limited to, shark diving, waterfall hikes, manta ray swims, sunrise fishing expeditions, snorkeling in the Great Astrolabe Reef, sailing, tours of the hydroponic farm & garden, and coral reef restoration with Kokomo’s on-site Marine Biology Team, comprised of Cliona O’FlahertyLuke Gordon, and Viviana Taubera.

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Adrian Stacey
Adrian Stacey
Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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