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 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 26, 2013

Dropping in for a fish census

Special to WCS by science writer, Amy West A curious visit by a human or motored robotic vehicle likely sends deep-water fish fleeing. It’s difficult to accurately tally […]
June 8, 2013

Where, oh where, has my sea cucumber gone?

World Oceans Day, June 8, 2013 “Did you see any sea cucumbers?” I asked Ron as he struggled to get back aboard the inflatable tender. “None” […]
June 6, 2013

Totoya times two

 I’m having flashbacks. Two years ago on this very day, I was sitting on board a similar-sized yacht, anchored in the lagoon of Totoya Island in […]
March 17, 2013

Can indicators predicting coral reef resilience be mapped from space?

In 2011, I participated in a workshop during the International Marine Conservation Congress in Victoria, Canada, where experts came together to discuss which were the most […]
December 10, 2012

Coral reef resilience surveys in Western Bua

After only 2 weeks respite from our periodic harvest surveys in Kubulau, the Fiji  marine team has again packed up our kit and by planes, boats […]
October 25, 2012

Notes from the field: periodic harvests

I thought I’d be tweeting and blogging away from the field – but alas, since Digicel installed a tower in Kubulau, Vodafone signal is but a […]
September 20, 2012

Traditional methods help preserve coral reefs in Fiji

WCS Fiji Director, Dr Stacy Jupiter, talks to Radio Australia’s Pacific Beat about how indigenous communities in Fiji are making huge leaps towards meeting the national […]
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