As we head into Fiji’s summer season, warming sea water temperatures make us ask whether there might be coral bleaching this year.
A student project, supported by communities and tourism operators, will attempt to answer this question between the months of January and June 2020.Read More
We ran a Reef Check EcoDiver course for 2 interns here at Marine Ecology Consulting in Suva, Fiji.
Our 2020 interns, Taitusi Dradra and Tiarana Mitchell started with two days in the office where Helen covered the ID lectures and exam, before heading out on the boat KITE to complete 2 full Reef Check surveys on the reefs of Suva.Read More
This report, the Mangrove Management Plan 2013 (MMP2013), has been prepared by Dr Dick Watling, Environment Consultants Fiji (ECF) for the Department of the Environment (DoEnv) as the focal point for the Mangrove Eco Systems for Climate Change Adaptation and Livelihood project Project (MESCAL).Read More
Reef Surveys have been carried out at two sites (the Great White Wall on the outer face, and the back of Blue Ribbon Eel Reef / Jerry’s Jelly on the inside of the Rainbow Reef) in the Somosomo Straits since 2002, with the exception of 2005 (Rainbow Reef only), 2008 (no surveys), and 2015 – 2017 (no surveys due to poor weather and time constraints).Read More
This report outlines the process undertaken to define and describe the special, unique marine areas of Fiji.
These special, unique marine areas provide an important input to decisions about, for example, permits, licences, EIAs and where to place different types of marine protected areas, locally managed marine areas and Community Conservation Areas in Fiji.
Sykes H, Le Grand J, Davey K, Kirmani SN, Mangubhai S, Yakub N, Wendt H, Gauna M, Fernandes L (2018) Biophysically special, unique marine areas of Fiji. MACBIO (GIZ, IUCN, SPREP), Wildlife Conservation Society and Fiji’s Protected Area Committee (PAC); Suva.
Helen Sykes is one of the authors on the Chapter 35 – Fiji: Coastal and Marine Ecosystems in World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation – Second Edition, Volume Two.Read More