September 7, 2017

WCS team prepares for rapid assessments of coral reefs around Koro Island

By: Sahar Noor Kirmani After a 6 hour delayed start at the Suva port, and a sleepless night on bumpy seas surrounded by an orchestra of […]
September 9, 2016

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

By Sangeeta Mangubhai Aichi Target 3 under the Convention on Biological Diversity states that “by 2020, at the latest, incentives, including subsidies, harmful to biodiversity are […]
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 11, 2016

Assessing coral reefs for cyclone damage and coral bleaching

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai On Saturday, 20 February 2016, Fiji with a population of 900,000 was hit by Category 5 Cyclone Winston. It was one of the […]
July 30, 2015

A turtle rodeo on Makogai island

Words & Images by Namrata Chand. In the Lomaiviti Province is an island called Makogai, otherwise known in the 1990s as the “image of hope”. The […]
April 7, 2015

Returning to Kia Island

Spend more than a few minutes on Kia Island and it is obvious that the residents enjoy their fishing. But fishing isn’t just for pleasure, it […]
February 25, 2015

Understanding the role communities play in the sea cucumber fishery

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer By Sangeeta Mangubhai We are currently in Natokalau village, where we will be based for a week doing our value […]
February 20, 2015

Value Chain Analysis – what is it, and why is it important?

By Sangeeta Mangubhai Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and Department of Fisheries staff members are partnering up to undertake a value chain analysis of the sea cucumber […]
February 5, 2015

Searching for the elusive dragonfish in Fiji’s Vatu-i-Ra Seascape

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Words by Margaret Fox The sea cucumber has received much hype recently within the Pacific region despite its docile existence. […]
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