Libansese is a community-based conservation area at Black Sands, south Malekula. It was started in 1998 to look after the water and fish
resources in the Libansese River and the inshore marine
resources along the coast.
river is interesting with mangroves and brackish water near
the coast changing to clear, freshwater not far upstream.
There are many fish, eels, freshwater prawns, crabs and
shellfish in the river. The lower river can be explored
by canoe and snorkelling and there's a nice walk upstream. The riverine forest is good for bird watching.
A half day guided tour
of the area from Ronevie village is about 1000 Vatu
per person, including a tour of the river by canoe, a bush
walk, snorkelling in the river to view eels and fish and
a lunch of aelan kaekae (good value!).
accommodation, there's a basic guesthouse in
higher resolution pictures on our Vanuatu
Protected Areas Showcase.
updated: May 2009 by Stephen.