Helen Sykes is one of the authors on the Fiji Chapter.Read More
Below is a selection of the most recent. Many can be downloaded from their respective pages, but if not, please contact Marine Ecology Consulting
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.
Helen Sykes, Marita Manley and Sangeeta Mangubhai have just finished the report on the “Contribution of Marine Conservation Agreements to Biodiversity Protection, Fisheries Management and Sustainable Financing in Fiji.”Read More
An 8 day marine biological baseline survey was conducted by Vatuvara Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) from 8-16 May, 2017. The expedition was the first systematic effort to document the marine environments of Kaibu, Yacata, Vatuvara, Kanacea and Adavaci islands in the Northern Lau Group.Read More
For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania.
This Fiji country assessment provides key findings for Fiji that contributed to developing the comprehensive State of Conservation in Oceania 2013 report. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Fiji using 16 indicators.
The indicators provide information not only about the state of conservation in Fiji but also about what pressures and threats conservation in Fiji is facing and what action is being taken to halt further loss or degradation and improve its long-term sustainability.
Each indicator aims to provide a measure of the current situation and indicate whether it is getting better or worse. Because the amount and quality of available information varies among indicators, a measure of confidence in the data is also provided.
Approach to reporting on the key findings from the review of the state of conservation in Fiji
The assessment is structured in two related parts:
- State, pressures and threats considers the current health of key habitat types and resources across Fiji as well as the factors and drivers of environmental change affecting Fiji biodiversity.
- Response details action being taken to improve the health and sustainability of Fiji biodiversity considering two key aspects: Environmental Governance and Conservation Initiatives.
In each case, a mixture of habitat-related (such as forest or mangroves) and biodiversity-related (such as threatened species) indicators have been used to present a picture of how biodiversity is threatened and where action is needed to protect it.
State of conservation in Fiji : country report 2013. Apia, Samoa : SPREP, 2016. p. cm. ISBN: 978-982-04-0631-5 (print) 978-982-04-0632-2 (e-copy) Copyright © Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), 2016
Helen Sykes, principal of Marine Ecology Consulting, was a contributor to this excellent report by Hugh Govan for The Initiative for the Protection and Management of Coral Reefs in the Pacific (CRISP).
This report assesses the overall state of conservation in the Pacific Islands region of Oceania, that is, the 21 countries and territories covered by SPREP plus Pitcairn Island.
Coral Reef Ecosystems and Sustainable Tourism in Small Island States: Areas for Synergy in Action and Development
Helen Sykes and Randy Thaman
Are we Measuring the Correct Parameters in Coral Reef Monitoring? Lessons from the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network South West Pacific Node
- Kenneth T MacKay, Institute of Marine Resources and CRISP LISP Project, University of the South Pacfic, Fiji
- Priti Singh, Institute of Marine Resources and CRISP LISP Project, University of the South Pacfic, Fiji
- Helen Sykes, Resort Support
BlueStar Coral Reef Friendly Tourism
“Promoting, Protecting and Improving Marine Tourism in the South Pacific”