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Fiji - Protecting the Great Sea Reef

...Announcing the decision to make part of the GSR listed as a Ramsar site, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the decision was an important step to protect the resource for future generations.

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Fiji - Mangrove concern

Regional environmental protection agencies yesterday questioned Fiji's commitment to oceans and coral health by highlighting the continued removal and destruction of mangroves in the country.

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Saving our Pacific coral reefs, together.

Coral reefs need our help to survive, say experts at a national symposium on coral reefs hosted by the Government of Fiji, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Fiji, and UN Environment.

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Fiji - Environment inspectors

The Ministry of iTaukei Affairs will soon have environment inspectors who will be authorised to issue a "stop notice" on any illegal development or activities of natural resources.

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Fiji - FLAMMA goes online

People can now access the official Fiji Locally Marine Managed Areas website with a click of a mouse following its launch yesterday.The launch took place at Bua Lomanikoro in the eve of the FLAMMA annual general meeting, which was held in the village over the past week. 

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Impact of anthropogenic disturbances on a diverse riverine fish assemblage in Fiji predicted by functional traits

Anthropogenic disturbances particularly affect biodiversity in sensitive freshwater ecosystems by causing species loss. Thus, measuring the response of species to multiple disturbances is a key issue for conservation and environmental management. 2. As it is not practical to assess the response of every species in a community, we compared the performance of trait and taxonomic-based groupings of species for their abilities to predict species loss in a threatened freshwater fish assemblage.

Fiji - District reps learn to manage MPAs

Twenty four representatives from the Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata provinces converged on Bua Lomanikoro to learn about better managing their marine protected areas.

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Putting the Pacific on the Map

This year, CIVICUS International Civil Society Week will take place in Fiji, and will allow civil society delegates from around the world to explore the frontlines in the global fight against climate change.

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