August 21, 2015

The bumpy road to a conservation career

Recently, I had the privilege of accepting an Early Career Conservationist award from the Society for Conservation Biology at their biennial congress held this year in […]
August 15, 2015

Green energy powers the Suva marathon

As the starter gun fired in the rain on a windy August morning, 800 runners set out along the capital city’s sea wall as part of […]
December 24, 2014

The ebb and flow of life on board a traditional double hulled canoe

Words by Dwain Qalovaki A wise crew member on board the Uto ni Yalo once told me that “the vaka or canoe chooses her voyagers and […]
August 26, 2014

Fish for our future: putting our hopes in our Pacific Island leaders

Earlier this month Stacy Jupiter and I headed down to Nadi for the inaugural Pacific Bêche-de-Mer and the Future of Coastal Fisheries, hosted by the governments […]
July 13, 2014

Reflections on organizing the SCB Oceania Fiji conference

About 3 years ago, fellow WCS colleague and now President-elect of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) James Watson asked me to “throw my name in […]
April 24, 2014

Where science & tradition meet: Vuya marks two milestones

In February, members of Vuya Village officially blessed their marine protected areas and launched their natural resource management plan. This special event began with a traditional […]
December 17, 2013

Steering forward– FLMMA Annual Gathering 2013

During the annual gathering of the Fiji Locally Marine Managed Area Network (FLMMA) which was held at the Forestry Department Training Centre in Colo-i-Suva from 10th-13th […]
November 18, 2013

WCS attends Bua Provincial Meeting

On Wednesday 13 November, I travelled to Nabouwalu in Bua to attend the Provincial Council meeting on behalf of WCS. Being the lone representative from the […]
September 4, 2013

A showcase for talent in Bua

It was windy and cold when we boarded the early morning ferry at Natovi. By lunchtime it was sunny and hot as we approached the wharf […]
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