Island Reach is a volunteer project, in collaboration with The Ocean Foundation,  responding to global collapse in ocean ecologies and a severe shortage of conservation resources for island communities.  Island Reach is helping to build resilience from ridge to reef in Vanuatu, Melanesia, an archipelago widely recognized for its remarkable biological and cultural diversity. (Map)

Island Reach provides a no-fee, mobile work platform aboard Research Vessel Llyr, along with skilled support services available upon request, to local projects that seek to protect and revitalize communities while building adaptive capacity for environmental stewardship.

With over 80 inhabited islands and many remote villages in the Vanuatu archipelago, Island Reach helps fill critical material and service gaps that impede community, group, and organizational efforts and their alliances throughout the region.  (Mission)


  Island Reach has returned to Vanuatu April 2015 to assist partners with Super Cyclone Pam Emergency Relief

To learn about our activities there visit the campaign "A Vessel for the Vanua-tai" at:


We all have a rare opportunity to assist an incredible group of 400 Indigenous environmental stewards working in a global conservation hotspot that has been devastated by Cyclone Pam.
Tax deductible donations can be made through The Ocean Foundation's Friend of Fund, Island Reach: