December 22, 2017

In Memorium – Ratu Apenisa Vuki, Tui Kubulau

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ratu Apenisa Vuki, the Tui Kubulau, in December 2017. I had worked closely with the Tui […]
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

Diving Nigali Passage in Gau

BY: Sangeeta Mangubhai We woke up to the tall green mountains on the island of Gau in the southern Lomaiviti group and anchored ourselves in 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 […]
December 1, 2015

First Fijian to accept royal conservation medal

In village halls or underneath breadfruit trees in season, a soft spoken i-Taukei man called Alifereti Tawake has travelled Fiji’s fourteen provinces speaking with resource owners […]
November 15, 2015

Spawning surveyors set to research fish maturity in Fiji

Over the course of three days, 35 Fijian fisheries scientists and managers successfully completed an intensive training program to assess the size of maturity in key coral […]
November 15, 2015

Safeguarding wildlife in Lomaiviti province

A traditional fisherman, Rusiate Valenitabua instinctively knows the spawning seasons of different marine animals, fishing techniques unique to his village as well as the role that […]
October 15, 2015

Recognizing Fijian leaders in nature conservation

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer In the early 1990s, the communities of Kubulau in the northern region of the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape began to notice their […]
September 15, 2015

Growing roots: Miriama Qoro sets up in Ra

Get the flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/flashplayer Growing up in Nawaka village in Nadi, Miriama Qoro always thought that she would eventually become a nurse or even […]
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