Conservation Area presents a relatively easy opportunity
to see some of Vanuatu's cloud forest. Declared in 1996, the area reserves about 50 hectares. It's
small but there are large expanses of similar, untouched
rainforest around Ambae's summit.
Duviara and the Manaro lakes won a Commeanwealth Youth Programme Silver Award in 2008.
The mountain forests of Ambae host
12 endemic plants
and orchids and an endemic freshwater fish. It's an interesting
place for bird watching with more than 25 species. Browse
higher resolution pictures on our Vanuatu
Protected Areas Showcase.
Duviara conservation area belongs to Paul Vuhu. He has a guesthouse
near the start of the track to the crater lakes. Guides are 2000 Vatu per day. There is apparently no fee for the conservation area itself.
surveyed: November 2004 by Stephen.
Last updated: March 2010 by Stephen.