The people of YasawaIRara desperately need our help.
Their nearest doctor and school are four and a half miles away
over mountains. They have no roads, no running water, and rely on their natural environment for their food as they cannot
afford to keep animals. They are bravely trying to keep their culture intact and have agreed to preserve their Samoan
Flying foxes. This rare species is found only in Samoa and Fiji. The Samoan bats are most unusual animals because
they fly around during the day. Samoan Flying foxes roost alone in trees and often stay within a very small area. They are
an endangered species and are protected in American Samoa. The Flying fox disperses seeds which enables the people
of YasawaIRara to be able to preserve their natural heritage.
often visit the people of YasawaIRara to try and buy their land to make a tourist resort but the villagers refuse to
accept and continue to face hardships every day to preserve their culture.