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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
November 14, 2013

Keeping busy bees in Kavula

A joint blog post by Sirkka Killmann & Naomi Folaukitoga of WCS As part of our Alternative Livelihoods Project in the province of Bua, Vanua Levu, […]
October 11, 2013

Village representatives enhance communication for conservation

Ecosystems are linked, so what happens in one place can have an impact elsewhere. For example, the health and resilience of coral reef ecosystems may be […]
October 4, 2013

Are tabu areas really taboo?

Special to WCS by science writer, Amy West Kusima. That’s the Fijian word for an overwhelming desire to eat fish. The last high chief of the district […]
September 22, 2013

Mutiny on the Reef

Special to WCS by science writer, Amy West After the mutineers left Captain William Bligh to steer his own course, Bligh probably didn’t realize he’d passed […]
September 16, 2013

Urgent protection needed for Vatu-i-Ra Island Sanctuary

Today was the first time that I stepped on Vatu-i-Ra Island in almost a year and a half. Right away, I knew things looked different. “Why […]
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