Understanding the value of fishers’ Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge (ITK) and of fishers’ spatial use of customary fishing grounds is an important contributing factor to marine resource management. This study investigates and documents ITK of marine resources and the associated spatial knowledge of fishing areas in Qoma, a rural fishing village in Fiji. Using a sex-generational lens, our research combines theory and methods from Participatory Geographic Information Systems and ethnography.
Saqani village is located on Natewa Bay in Cakaudrove Province, on Fiji’s second-largest island of Vanua Levu. The effects of climate change and rising sea levels on Saqani village and coastal communities across Fiji are wide-ranging; many of whom depend on the ocean and its ecosystem as a key so
The first phase of consultation on the Lau Seascape and the Marine Protected Area 30×30 Initiative concluded last Friday at Nayau Island in Lau.
The first phase of consultations on the Lau Seascape and the Marine Protected Area 30×30 Initiative have started at Lomaloma Village, in Vanua Balavu.
Do you remember the remote South Pacific island where Tom Hanks’ character was stranded in the 2000 film Cast Away? That’s Monuriki, in my country of Fiji...the small, uninhabited island has other claims to fame.
Mangrove planting was initiated by the staff of Post Fiji at the Suva Foreshore yesterday while commemorating World Post Day. Minister for Infrastructure, Jone Usamate was also part of the initiative and commended the company’s move towards promoting sustainability.
Fiji’s landscape restoration programme, which aims to plant 30 million trees in 15 years, has met half of its goal in less than four years. The Ministry of Forestry says in three years and eight months – Fijians and visitors have helped plant over 15 million trees and mangroves.
Research published in Global and Planetary Change examines the trends and projected frequency, intensity and duration of marine heatwaves (MHWs).
Concerns have been raised by the Colo-i-Suva Parks and Reserves team on the amount of household rubbish discarded by visitors in the forest park.