February 28, 2015

Waitabu welcomes a Student Intern from Inner Mongolia, China

Kun Ma, a student intern from Inner Mongolia, China, spent 6 weeks in Fiji in October and November 2014.
Kun spent 2 weeks in Suva, assisting with data entry for the Great Fiji Shark Count , then travelled to the island of Taveuni where she lived with villagers in Waitabu village for 4 weeks, carrying out projects related to the sustainable management of the Waitabu Marine Park.
Kun was a great favourite in the village, spending the entire 4 weeks with her host families, and dazzling them with the sari she had bought to wear in Suva for the Hindu New Year (Diwali), at her farewell dinner.

Waitabu welcomes a Student Intern from Inner Mongolia, China:




January 31, 2015

Blast from the Past – Sport Diving Magazine – January 2004

A friend just gifted us an old copy of Sport Diving Magazine – January 2004 and in it is a great article about the moorings being installed at Waitabu Marine Park. Here is the article in its entirety!
Look how young everyone is!

Blast from the Past – Sport Diving Magazine – January 2004

January 16, 2015

New kayak added to Waitabu Project

Waitabu Marine Park has added a new facility to its existing snorkel experience – a double kayak that will allow guests to explore the larger area of sea front, and the mangrove river at Wai settlement.
Kayak launch
Kayak launch
New kayak added to Waitabu Project

December 30, 2014

Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic visits Waitabu, Fiji

It was a very exciting day for Waitabu village on Taveuni when the Lindblad Expeditions/ National Geographic ship Orion came to visit.
Spending 2 days on Taveuni, they visited two of the Bouma Heritage Park projects, Tavoro Waterfalls and Waitabu Marine Park.


Full story here: Lindblad Expeditions – National Geographic visits Waitabu, Fiji:


November 26, 2014

Underwater video from a reef check with Waitabu Marine Park, Fiji

February 13, 2014

The Story of the Marine Tabu of Waitabu in Bouma Taveuni

This production captures the success story of one the longest community-based marine protected area in Fiji that Conservation International — Fiji  has focused many studies on.
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.

Elia’s Story: The Story of the Marine Tabu of Waitabu in Bouma Taveuni

The Story of the Marine Tabu of Waitabu in Bouma Taveuni

The Story of the Marine Tabu of Waitabu in Bouma Taveuni

Acknowledgement

Conservation International — Fiji would like to acknowledge the support provided by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in supporting Cl’s marine projects.
We also wish to acknowledge the contributions of:
This material is a product of the Science to Action Program.
Elia’s story is supported through the study results of Conservation International’s marine projects inWaitabu from 2007 – 2012.

Permission is granted to duplicate the material for non-commercial, non-profit educational purposes only, and provided acknowledgement is given. All other rights are reserved.
Contact Conservation International-Fiji for permission to re-use illustrations




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November 28, 2013

Voting is on for the Ocean Action Project 2013 and we need your vote for The Great Fiji Shark Count!

Help us get the financial support we need to run the next Great Fiji Shark Count!
Voting is on for the Ocean Action Project 2013 and we need your vote for The Great Fiji Shark Count! Projects will be chosen by the Project AWARE community through a voting system via Facebook.
Now we need our supporters and community cast their vote for The Great Fiji Shark Count this November.
Ocean Action Project  2013: vote for The Great Fiji Shark Count!
The search is on. Project AWARE Foundation is looking for innovative and results-driven projects to address two key focus areas: tackling marine debris problems and protecting critical shark and ray species.
With increasing threats facing our ocean planet, working globally and acting locally has never been so important. To empower ocean communities to take local conservation actions to a whole new level of change, Project AWARE’s Ocean Action Project 2013 is now open for voting.
The Ocean Action Project supports local ocean conservation initiatives that bring us a step closer to a clean, healthy and abundant ocean planet.
Project AWARE Foundation is interested in supporting work that is action-oriented and strategically addresses root causes of marine debris or shark and ray protection issues. These projects should be measurable, with an approach for change.
Now we need our supporters and community cast their votes for The Great Fiji Shark Count this November.
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