Helen is part of the teaching team specialising in mangrove ecosystems marine resource management and tourism interactions with charismatic megafauna.
In 1998 the Waitabu Village of Taveuni declared its fishing grounds or “qoliqoli” to be “tabu” — a no-take fishing zone. NZAID initially supported the designation with funds for biological surveys and administration.
The Wainileli and the Bouma qoliqoli, were continually and heavily overfished, resulting in small fish stocks and damaged coral. Through the continuous drive of community members and non-governmental agencies, the region is now celebrating a healthy and abundant reef for the past 10 years!Read More
Reef Check is an international non-profit organization devoted to the following goals and objectives:
- Educate the public and governments about the value of coral reefs and rocky reef ecosystems and the crisis facing them
- Create a global network of volunteer teams, trained and led by scientists, that regularly monitor and report on reef health using a standard method
- Facilitate collaborative use of reef health information by community groups, governments, universities and businesses to design and implement ecologically sound and economically sustainable solutions
- Stimulate local action to protect remaining pristine reefs and rehabilitate damaged reefs worldwide especially through the creation of Marine Protected Areas.
Originally founded in 1994 to galvanize the dive community for conservation, CORAL has grown from a small, grassroots alliance into the only international nonprofit organization that works exclusively to unite communities to protect our planet’s coral reefs.
We provide tools, education, and inspiration to residents of coral reef destinations to support local projects that benefit both reefs and people. We currently work in Hawaii, Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Fiji, and Indonesia. Read More
We aim to generate enthusiasm and local expertise in all matters associated with wildlife conservation and management through raising the level of conservation and environmental awareness and education.Read More
There are now over 400 villages around Fiji working with government and nongovernment organization partners under the umbrella of the Fiji Locally Managed Area (FLMMA) network.Read More
Fiji still retains a largely unspoilt environment that has many positive physical and cultural attributes which it can draw upon a sustainable basis for its ongoing development..
But in recent years their exploitation has not been sustainable as they have been ‘mined’ for quick economic return without effective environmental and social considerations and regard for the future.
School of Hospitality & Tourism Studies
The tourism industry continues to play an important role in Fiji’s economic development, contributing significantly to income and employment generation both directly and indirectly. The projected growth in Fiji’s hospitality and tourism industry has created many career opportunities in this service sector. Fiji is also blessed in its location as the hub of the Pacific region, and therefore invests a great deal towards the promotion of tourism. The industry has now reached a point where the nature and quality of its human resources play a critical role in its success.
The quality of service in all areas of the industry has a direct impact on the earning power of the industry and to employees, and in turn assures continuous increase in tourist arrival figures. The School offers TVET Stream programmes of study leading to a Trade Diploma in Hotel Management, and also offers hands on training relating to these areas. Graduates are educated and trained to take up positions in all areas of the tourism industry.Read More