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MES Continues to spearhead Turtle Conservation with Member Resorts.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Turtle Conservation | 0 comments

MES Continues to spearhead Turtle Conservation with Member Resorts.

The Mamanuca Sea Turtle Conservation Project is funded by the United Nations Development Programme – Global Environment Facility, Small Grants Programme (UNDP – GEF Small Grant Programme. The focus of the project is to help implement the Best Practice Guideline and Policy document and the Mamanuca Sea Turtle Community Based Management Plan and to meet the requirement of the National Turtle Recovery Plan in the protection of the critically endangered sea turtles. The team continues to strengthen advocacy in awareness by conducting...

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Castaway Island celebrates Ozone Day with Mamanuca Community School Children

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Climate Change, Ozone | 0 comments

Castaway Island celebrates Ozone Day with Mamanuca Community School Children

The 6th of June marks a very important world marked event World Ozone Day. This celebration was at Castaway Island Resort with the involvement of guests, staff and most importantly our Eco-club members from Mana SDA School. We were honored to be invited by the Vice President, Corporate Communication, Outrigger Enterprises Group, Hawaii Bitsy Kelley to be part of this celebration. The program started at 10.15am with an Introduction from our Marine Awareness & Education Officer, Filomena Serenia about the importance of Ozone and also the...

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Malolo Island Resort celebrates June World Marked Day Word Ocean and Environment Day

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Malolo Island Resort celebrates June World Marked Day Word Ocean and Environment Day

A joined celebration to mark the World Ocean and World Environment Day was organized at Malolo Island Resort. A power point presentation on the importance of the two significant global events, themes and why it is being celebrated at a small island resort was conducted by MES staff, Filomena Serenia. The event was attended by both kids and adults, who took part in learning about the interconnectivity between oceans and land environments. The highlight of the day was the coral planting, where most guests were witnessing for the first time...

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Navini host Seaweed Compost Workshop

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Navini host Seaweed Compost Workshop

MES was very fortunate to be part of the special composting workshop which was held at Navini Island Resort on the 13th of June 2016. The workshop was organized by Navini Island Resort which was facilitated by Dr. Mary Cole, Director, and Principle Scientist for Agpath Consultant Mycologist/Plant Pathologist based in Victoria Australia. The workshop was attended by MES staff, interested participants from Sigatoka Valley farming community, Conservation Officer Nadroga District, Nadi Town Council Health Inspector rep, resort staff of Navini...

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Vuda District School continues to celebrate World Environment Day

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in schools | 0 comments

Vuda District School continues to celebrate World Environment Day

World Environment Day is observed every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. Organised by the United Nations Environment Programme since 1974, World Environment Day is an important day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment and has become a global platform for the public outreach. Situated on the western coastline of Viti Levu is Vuda District School with a three hundred and fourteen students mainly from the three...

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International partnership on sea turtle conservation strength for the Mamanuca Islands project.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Turtle Conservation | 0 comments

International partnership on sea turtle conservation strength for the Mamanuca Islands project.

The Mamanuca Group of Islands is one of Fiji known nesting sites for sea turtles main Hawksbill turtle. Over the years, adult turtles and turtle eggs are overexploited for meat and for traditional use with a high lack of awareness on the legislation that protects this critically endangered species by the IUCN. The project has allowed the Mamanuca Environment Society team to extend and promote the importance of sea turtles to the grass root community from adults to the youngest at preschool level. Also part of the project are the resort staff...

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MES Launches the Mamanuca Eco Club.

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

MES Launches the Mamanuca Eco Club.

MES recently launched one of its newest projects – the Mamanuca Eco Club. On the 1st of April, more than 200 students and teachers gathered at Malolo District School, in Solevu to witness the various projects Mamanuca Eco Club members have been engaged in since October 2015. The Mamanuca Environment Society established the Mamanuca Eco Club in October 2015 with three primary schools and two kindergartens. Malolo District School, Namamanuca Primary School, Mana SDA School, Navatalesau Kindergarten and Motu Kindergarten became the first schools...

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Post Cyclone Winston Reef Assessment

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Coral Conservation, Disaster Management | 0 comments

Post Cyclone Winston Reef Assessment

MES team have been tasked to do a thorough survey on in-house reef of those interested member resorts including some snorkeling after Tropical Cyclone Winston hit Fiji. The task objective  is to assess the impacts of Tropical Cyclone Winston together with the mass bleaching activity that has been reported to be occurring on resorts in-house reefs in the Mamanuca region. The assessment team consists of 2 MES staff, Filomena (Marine Education Awareness Officer) and Kolinio (Technical Field Officer), who have carried out the assessment and saw...

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Environment World Marked Events celebrated at Malolo Island Resorts

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in World Heritage Day | 0 comments

Environment World Marked Events celebrated at Malolo Island Resorts

World Heritage Day celebrates the world’s built cultural heritage. UNESCO established 18 April as the International Day for Monuments and Sites in 1983. World Heritage Day aims to raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them. World Earth Day mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle to build a healthy, sustainable environment, address...

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Crested Iguana Survey in the Mamanuca Islands

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Iguana Conservation | 0 comments

Crested Iguana Survey in the Mamanuca Islands

The Fiji Crested Iguana is endemic to Fiji and is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN and few of the islands in the Mamanuca region have recently being surveyed to confirm the present population. In collaboration with the U. S. Geological Survey, San Diego Zoo Global, Taronga Zoo, the Mamanuca Environment Society field team had an opportunity to work with Adam Clause Ph.D. Student with the University of Georgia and Ahura Resorts Internee over the last two months surveying Malolo Levu, Ahura Resort leases and Qalito home to Castaway...

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