This afternoon Dr. Rebecca Weeks from WCS Fiji will be presenting a fascinating Fijian example of participatory and adaptive marine area management in Kubulau. WCS Fiji has been assisting Kubulau communities since 2005 and helped establish Fiji’s first ridge-to-reef ecosystem based management plan, which includes a network of 3 district marine protected areas and 17 village tabu areas. In 2011, the need to improve management effectiveness, combined with a desire to ensure that the Kubulau MPA network is resilient to future climate change impacts, motivated a revision of MPA boundaries and management rules. In this talk, Rebecca will discuss the process and outcomes of this adaptive management cycle, along with new efforts to expand management activities into adjacent districts.
Date: Thursday, 16.02.2012 – Time: 4:30 pm – Venue: Veitiri Meeting Room, IUCN Office, 5 Ma’afu Street, Suva