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
Miller K, Nand Y, Mangubhai S, Lee S, Naisilisili W, Sykes H (2018) Marine Biological Surveys of the Northern Lau Group. Report No. 01/18. Vatuvara Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society, Suva, Fiji. 46 pp.
Ever since the Fiji Ministry of Environment started keeping a list of consultants approved to carry out studies for Environmental Impact Assessments in 2008, Helen Sykes of Marine Ecology Consulting has been registered as a “Subject Specialist/ Technical Expert“.
A Technical Expert conducts specific studies and/or assessments based on their specialist field, and contributes those specialist studies to overall EIA reports.Read More
Character of the Key Dive Areas in Fiji
Fiji has coral reefs everywhere, and all have their attractions. However, you’ll have the best time diving here if you select the type that’s best for you and your experience level.
Here is a generalized account of diving character in the main areas that divers usually visit.