The Department of Environmental Protection together with Live and Learn Vanuatu and the community of Kerepua has officially announced Mount Tabwemasana Area is now a Legally recognized Conservation Area under Part 4 of the EPC Act CAP 283 on the 6th day of June 2018.

Tabwemasana Community Conservation Area, the biggest registered conservation area with a total of 4,959 ha, this brings the number of Registered Conservation Areas on Santo up to 5 and makes a total of 6 registered conservation areas in Vanuatu.