September 4, 2017

Environmental NGOs re-engage with communities on Koro Island, post-cyclone Winston

The 2016 Category 5 Cyclone Winston left a wake of devastation in its path. Koro Island in the Lomaiviti Group was one of the worst hit […]
September 9, 2016

Towards greener taxes and subsidies in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

Aichi Target 3 under the Convention on Biological Diversity states that “by 2020, at the latest, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are eliminated, phased out […]
September 9, 2016

Pacific leaders discuss a 2030 Pacific Ocean Partnership at the IUCN World Conservation Congress

Pacific Islanders have a deep connection to the ocean that spans millennia. Their ancestors were inspirational navigators who sailed across the Pacific, using their immense knowledge […]
September 8, 2016

In Fiji, Integrating the Environment into Disaster Recovery for Resilient Solutions

On 20 February 2016, Fiji was hit by Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston  — one of the largest cyclones the nation has ever experienced. Over a 24-hour […]
June 30, 2016

Why does ICRS matter for Fijian scientists and conservation practitioners?

By Sangeeta Mangubhai Coral reefs are found in more than 80 developing countries and are critical for the food and economic needs of some of the […]
March 16, 2016

How well did Fiji’s coral reefs survive Tropical Cyclone Winston?

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai After 10 days at sea, travelling over 500km and completing 26 dives, I have solid data on the scale and intensity of damage […]
March 16, 2016

Assessing the Namena Marine Reserve off Vanua Levu

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai Over the last two days we have been diving in the Namena Marine Reserve. There was much debate before we got here whether […]
March 16, 2016

Coral bleaching in the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape – how bad is it?

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai Before Cyclone Winston hit Fiji, we were following closely the El Niño cycle, the drought and reports of coral bleaching from dive operators. […]
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