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The management committee for the conservation park, and a few other people. Image courtesy of Sangeeta Mangubhai/WCS-Fiji.
September 14, 2021

In many protected areas, the distribution of funds for conservation seldom considers the Indigenous population’s views on how the money should be spent. In Fiji, the Indigenous iTaukei people co-manage Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park, a marine protected area, under traditional rules and values. Researchers did a study at Vatu-i-Ra where they asked the local population what they see as the fairest way to distribute conservation funds.

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