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Macuata Province trials a method to improve fisheries management in their fishing grounds

Traditional leaders need to be passionate about conservation and address issues concerning the protection of their natural resources said Macuata high chief, Ratu Williame Katonivere.
Macuata Province has one of the largest customary fishing grounds in Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second largest island.
The Province, under the traditional fishing grounds of Macuata Qoliqoli Cokovata which encompasses four districts […]

Marathon to inspire today’s generation to care about the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape

More than two hundred participants have registered with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to take part in this Saturday’s Island Chill sponsored Suva Marathon and to create awareness on the protection of coral reefs and unique species found within the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape.
The participants including volunteers, families and youth groups, will be making a notable appearance […]

Inmates to showcase art that inspires community action

The Fiji Corrections Service (FCS), in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), today announced it will be hosting an art exhibition at the Tagimoucia Gallery from August 15-19, 2016.
The exhibition will feature original artwork by highly talented inmates depicting the theme “Stronger than Winston, the Resilience of Nature and Our People”.
“This exhibition will bring […]

Award winning scientist hopes to inspire other Pacific women

Dr Sangeeta Mangubhai, the Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji Program Director, has been awarded the International Society for Reef Studies – World Reef Award.

She was recognised for her outstanding scientific work and conservation achievements, making her the first Pacific Islander to receive this award.

The prestigious award was presented to her during the 13th International Coral Reef […]

Impact of cyclone Winston in mud crab fishers in Bua Province

Tropical Cyclone Winston caused damage to coastlines of Vuya, Solevu, Nadi, Wainunu and Kubulau Districts in Bua Province. The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in partnership with the Fisheries Department, Women in Fisheries Network-Fiji (WiFN-Fiji) and Fiji Locally Managed Area Network (FLMMA) has been working with communities in these districts to support the sustainable harvesting of […]

A Post-Cyclone Integrated Vulnerability Assessment of Koro Island

The people of Koro Island are in high spirits and the cyclone has only made the villagers stronger and they are ready to rebuild their lives, says Wildlife Conservation Society Community Outreach Officer, Isoa Koroiwaqa. Isoa was recently in Koro, Lomaiviti Province, as part of a multi-disciplinary team that recently carried out an Integrated Vulnerability […]

Why does fish size matter?

Bua Lomanikoro, Nasau, Dalomo and Tiliva villages in Bua will work closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to assess the size at which coral reef fish mature and are ready to reproduce, and the health of fish stocks in their qoliqoli area. The will empower local communities to monitor and understand the status of […]

Widlife Conservation Society mobilises resources to support the people of Bua following TC Winston

By Kelera Serelini-Varawa

On Thursday, 3 March 2016, on behalf of all the staff of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Watisoni Lalavanua and I left Suva to deliver emergency rations to the province of Bua in Vanua Levu. We took across a 3 tonne truck filled with food and water supplies to distribute to affected communities. Many […]

WCS-Fiji assists displaced communities following Cyclone Winston

A team from the Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji country program has taken food, water, clothes and other essential items to assist the Ra Provincial Council to address the need of the communities that were badly affected following Tropical Cyclone Winston last week. The Cyclone caused havoc in the province of Ra, Lomaiviti and Bua with […]