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Dry Forest Awareness Program For Mamanuca Schools

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Education, Fiji Climate, Fiji Environment | 0 comments

Dry Forest Awareness Program For Mamanuca Schools

The second round of the Climate change project school awareness program began on the 14th of June with Namamanuca School kick starting the program. A total of 160 students were in attendance and were placed in clusters during the program- Year 1 -4 for the first session and 5-8 in the next session. The program content included a PowerPoint presentation on the endangered habitat- Dry Forest system and its significance in relation to the endemic crested iguana and rich biodiversity in the Mamanucas. Yaro and Motu pre-schools were also targeted...

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Ahura Resorts Celebrate World Environment Day & World Ocean Day

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Ahura Resorts Celebrate World Environment Day & World Ocean Day

  World Environment Day and World Ocean Day was celebrated by Malolo Island Resort and Likuliku Lagoon Resort on the 26th and 27th of June respectively. The theme is “Connecting People to Nature” for the World Environment Day and “Our Ocean Our Future” for the World Ocean Day. The celebration was appeal to the participants to get outdoors to nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. Guests and staffs flocked the activity area where they were briefed by Mr Kolinio...

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Survivor Entertainment Group Releases Turtles

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Eco Tourism, Turtle Conservation | 0 comments

Survivor Entertainment Group Releases Turtles

Sea turtles are “ambassadors of the oceans”, for conserving these animals’ means protecting the seas and coastal areas, which in turn means protecting a complex, interconnected world on which human societies depend.” People all over the world have heard about the plight of sea turtles in the media as their populations have been dramatically reduced worldwide, earning them Critically Endangered status on the IUCN Red List . Sea turtles have existed in our oceans for more than 100 million years, but today they find themselves...

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Vomo Island Resort Awareness Program

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Community, Conservation, Eco Tourism, Education | 0 comments

Vomo Island Resort Awareness Program

Coral planting awareness was carried out to the Vomo Kids Club attended and the Marine Activities attended on the afternoon on the 16th of June, 2017. The objective of the awareness is to empower the staff on the importance of supporting and carrying conservation programs in the region. The awareness was a follow up request from the staff in relation to the Natural Resource Management Plan which was setup during the Climate Change awareness. From the natural resource management plan, staffs have stated that the marine ecosystem is one of the...

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Castaway Media Group Engagement

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Conservation, Education, Media | 0 comments

Castaway Media Group Engagement

MES was privileged to host 2 media group at Castaway Island Resort and shared the conservation work taking place within the region. The 1st group being hosted was two journalists from Germany who is writing a story about Climate Change in build up to the United Nation Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP23) meeting that will be held at Germany from the 6-17th of November. Their focus is mainly on conservation work being carried out at castaway in relation to sustainable tourism and climate change. One of the conservation programs that...

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Refresher Course for MES Member Resorts

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Refresher Course for MES Member Resorts

The ‘Refresher Course’ is another of MES ongoing projects, with the goal to educate resort staff on various environment topics. MES conducts refresher courses for all its interested member resorts once a year. So far, MES was able to carry out refresher training to 2 resort properties on the need to update their knowledge about the environmental initiative and the conservation work carried out within the resort vicinity. The refresher topics were mainly on Marine Conservation Program mainly highlighting Reef Check, Coral Planting, Giant Clam...

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MES reforestation initiative

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Conservation, Fiji Environment, Sustainability | 0 comments

MES reforestation initiative

  Tropical Dry forests support a great diversity of native and endemic species that are significant to the ecosystem. Fiji was known to be one of the largest dry forests in the South Pacific, however, due to anthropogenic activities and invasive species threats, the tropical dry forest is now considered to be one of the endangered ecosystems and habitats of the Pacific. Today, dry forests are found on the major islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu and few in the Mamanuca group of Islands. Conservation efforts are being implemented in Fiji...

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MES Involved in exhibition for World Environment Day

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MES Involved in exhibition for World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated annually to elevate the critical importance of the natural environment. At the same time, raise awareness on issues such as waste management, losses of ecosystem services, deforestation, increasing global warming and their impacts on human health and wellbeing. Take a deep breath and observe nature today!!!! Imagine the world without the beautiful nature.  The world environment day is significant for nature and the environment natural and physical; this was the message from the Minister of Environment,...

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The Dilemma to save Turtle Population in the Mamanucas

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Turtle Conservation | 0 comments

The Dilemma to save Turtle Population in the Mamanucas

  Sea turtles have existed in our oceans for more than 100 million years, but today they find themselves struggling for their lives and their future. People all over the world have heard about the plight of sea turtles in the media as their populations have been dramatically reduced worldwide, earning them Critically Endangered status on the IUCN Red List. The Mamanuca Islands are one of the major nesting and foraging ground for Green and Hawksbill turtle and were once exploited for traditional use in the Mamanuca Group. The UNDP...

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Fiji’s Crested Iguana Perfect Habitat Prototype Established in Solevu Village

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Conservation, Iguana Conservation | 0 comments

Fiji’s Crested Iguana Perfect Habitat Prototype Established in Solevu Village

Tropical Dry Forests, also known as seasonally dry tropical forests exist in the leeward dry islands of Fiji and is considered Fiji’s most endangered habitat. The endemic Fijian crested iguana Brachylophus vitiensis, categorized as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List, is a dry forest indicator species and is restricted to islands with stands of this ecosystem. Over the last few decades, scarcity of the endemic crested iguana has been caused primarily due to a combination of heavily impacted habitat loss- through repeatedly occurring...

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