The Society is indeed fortunate to have the support through sponsorship of the following commercial enterprises.
- KPMG is a leading provider of professional services including audit, tax and advisory. Their innovative spirit inspires what they do and how they do it, providing valuable benefits for clients, employees and stakeholders. Constantly striving to be better lies at the heart of what makes them different.
- Vonu Island Brewing Company is a newly established boutique microbrewery producing a handcrafted beer (free of additives and preservatives) brewed naturally using pure Fiji island rainwater. The uniquely designed bottles feature Fiji’s endangered Green Turtle to help raise funds and awareness to support breeding programmes in the Mamanuca’s.
- Airports Fiji Limited – Airports Fiji Limited (AFL) is responsible for the operation of 15 public airports in the Fiji Islands. These include two international airports; Nadi international Airport – Fiji’s main international gateway and Nausori Airport – Fiji’s domestic hub and 13 outer island airports.
- O-ZONE, (Outrigger’s ZONE) is a global conservation initiative centered on protecting the health of coral reefs and the oceans surrounding the iconic beach destinations of Outrigger Resorts. Over 60% of the world’s coral reefs are under immediate threat from climate change, over fishing and land-based pollution. OZONE is an action plan to make a positive impact on reef conservation. OZONE generates awareness and enhances the guest experience through interaction and learning. Guests of Outrigger Resorts may view in-room videos, attend on-property lectures, and participate in community activities like coral planting.
- The Embassy of the United States of America, Suva Fiji, Pacific Regional Environment Office- Environment, Science, Technology and Health Small Grant programme will fund a one year Climate project titled: Building Community Resilience to Climate Change through Education and Community based resource management in the Mamanuca Islands.
Extreme climatic event, ocean acidification, declining marine species and rising sea levels are evidence of change in the Pacific. According to Marica Vakacola, MES Project Manager, there is lack of awareness in most communities of how climate change will affect daily life in terms of coastal erosion, sea water intrusion, fish stocks and fresh water supplies. The project hopes to raise more awareness on climate change issues with the vulnerable island communities and work in collaboration with various stakeholders in the Mamanuca region and the Department of Forestry in developing adaptive capacity activities in mitigating climate change through replanting coastal areas, native dry forest areas and protecting water shed areas. Read More Here