Helen Sykes was chosen to be part of the survey team, made up of specialist fish and coral experts, which recently completed a 10 day expedition to the untouched waters and lush limestone islands of the Northern Lau Group.Read More
Coral reef ecosystems create natural barriers that protect shorelines from storm surge and erosion—defending villages, businesses, and coastal residents.
Coral reef ecosystems also support fisheries that provide food , jobs, and income for local communities [4,5] as well as tourism and recreation that contribute to jobs, profits, taxes, and foreign income.Read More
A hand drawn, animated short-film called Awesome Oceans. It shows how fascinating this habitat is, but also how human behaviour endangers it.Read More
In 2007, Conservation International — Fiji established a Science to Action Program to support effective decision makings on resource management through the use of applied natural and social science.
These Regulations may be cited as the Environment Management (EIA Process) Regulations 2007.
A person who carries out any development activity or undertaking which is subject to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) process without an approved EIA report commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a maximum fine of $750,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or both.
Fiji EIA Guidelines as prepared by the Fiji Department of Environment
In the promotion of environmentally sound and sustainable development, it is indispensable to establish the necessary legal and institutional arrangements such that environmental factors are considered at the early stages of project planning.
Environmental assessment is an important technique for ensuring that the likely impacts on the environment of proposed developments are fully understood and taken into account before such developments is allowed to proceed.
Fiji’s Environment Management Act 2005 (“EMA”) came into force on 1 January 2008.
Additionally these Regulations have also come into force:
- Environment Management (Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) Process) Regulations 2007
- Environment Management (Waste Disposal and Recycling) Regulations 2007 (“Waste Disposal Regulations”)
- Fiji EIA Guidelines
Working in Fiji and other South Pacific Nations means you often have to make your own reef survey equipment which has to be rugged and faily low tech.
Here are instruction sheets for how I make my survey equipment.