The amazing biodiverstity surrounding Imbu Rano Lodge guarrantees a unique and tranquil experience. Located inland, overlooking the valleys leading to Mt Rano's crater on Kolombangara Island, the lodge provides birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts alike, easy access to upland forests and its amazing flaura and fauna including frogs, crickets, cicarddas, and song birds including endemic species such as the Golden Whistler and the Kolombangara White Eye.
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Tim S Bula Human Resources Manager Kolombangara Forest Products Limited
P.O.Box 382, Honiara, Solomon Islands. Head Office Ringgi
Tel. +(677) 60230 Fax. +(677) 60020 E-mail: email@example.com
Imbu Rano Lodge provides a comfortable base for individuals or educational groups alike.
· Shared Kitchen ans Bathroom Facilities · First Aid Kit · Non-Smoking twin rooms with linen supplied · Self Serve Laundry Recreation: · Bushwalking/ Hiking and Camping Trips to mountain peak · Educational Experiences · Observe unique Fauna and Flora Services: · Arrival/ departure transfers $200 per trip · Daily Housekeeping · Orientation - Cultural and Environmental · Security Guard (24 hrs) · Shuttle Service (i.e. to/from Ringgi Cove - extra charge)
Imbu Rano Lodge has developed due to the efforts of a number of people passionate about the preservation of Kolombangara's amazing biodiversity. The prime use will be as a scientific education centre and a comfortable accommodation for general visitors with a passion for nature.
Some of the stakeholders include The Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership (SICCP), which was created by the American Museum of Natural History and Conservation International, working on community-based conservation solutions in the Solomon Islands. They have adopted a new conservation concept called Community Conservation Agreements (CCAs). Kolombangara Forest Products Limited (KFPL) are certified under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and strives to sustainably manage the forests under its control and protect the remaining natural forests adjoining the plantations they manage. Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association ( KIBCA) which is a newly formed NGO based in Ringi Cove, by the people of Kolombangara is also concentrating on cultural heritage and protection of their custom sites. In conjunction with their conservation efforts, SICCP is currently supporting 26 local students with school scholarships.