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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)

CITES is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. CITES works by subjecting international trade in specimens of selected species to certain controls. All import, export, re-export and introduction from the sea of species covered by the Convention has to be authorised through a licensing system The species covered by CITES are listed in three Appendices, according to the degree of protection they need.

Coral Cay Conservation (CCC)

CCC works at the invitation of and in partnership with government and non-governmental organisations within host countries. Thousands of volunteers have participated on CCC marine and terrestrial expeditions throughout the Indo-Pacific and Caribbean. Volunteers collect scientific information which is compiled and analysed in order to formulate recommendations for sustainable management and conservation of coral reefs and tropical forests.

Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)

CORAL is a member supported, non-profit organisation, dedicated to keeping coral reefs alive by integrating ecosystem management, sustainable tourism, and community partnerships. One of CORAL events is Dive into Earth Day, which happens every year on the week of April 22nd.


Earthdive is a revolutionary new concept in ‘citizen science’ and a global research project for millions of recreational scuba divers who can help preserve the health and diversity of our oceans.

Fiji Institute of Technology (FIT)

The FIT is one of the largest technical and vocational institutes in Fiji delivering a wide range of new programmes to students from the Pacific regions as well as international students.

Green Globe

Green Globe is the global Benchmarking, Certification and improvement system for sustainable travel and tourism. The Green Globe programme addresses the major environmental, social and economic issues that face our planet today. The programme works with Travel and Tourism companies and communities to maintain good environmental and social practice and deliver maximum benefit to all interested parties and provide choice for concerned consumers.


IUCN is the world’s largest and most important conservation network. The Union brings together 82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from 181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership.

Locally Managed Marine Areas Network (LMMA)

LMMA is a group of marine conservation practitioners working in Asia and the Pacific who have joined together to increase the success of our efforts. The Fiji LMMA (FLMMA) Network is the first country level network to operate independently of the overall Network.

Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) International

OISCA contributes to Humanity’s environmentally sustainable development through a holistic approach emphasizing the interconnectedness of agriculture, ecological integrity, and the human spirit.

Ocean Environment

Ocean Environment is a non-profit organisation listed with the Registrar of Environmental Organisations in Australia. Its mission is to promote and initiate preservation projects as well as endeavours to document the status of coral reefs, bio-diversity and the impact of man-made pollution through research programmes and educational expeditions.

Partners in Community Development Fiji (PCDF)

Founded in 1978, PCDF began its operation with a focus on nutrition. The organisation has steadily grown and today its projects encompass health and community awareness, the sustainable management of marine and forest resources, small-business development, disaster relief, human rights and good governance.

Project AWARE

Project AWARE Foundation works in partnership with divers and water enthusiasts to combat challenges facing underwater environments. Volunteers are involved in hands on environmental activities like International Cleanup Day and The International Whale Shark Project.

Red List

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction.

Reef Check Foundation

Reef Check Foundation is an international non profit organisation dedicated to conservation of two ecosystems: tropical coral reefs and California rocky reefs. Reef Check works to create partnerships among community volunteers, government agencies, businesses, universities and other non-profits.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP is the voice for the environment in the United Nations system. It is an advocate, educator, catalyst and facilitator, promoting the wise use of the planet’s natural assets for sustainable development.

University of South Pacific (USP)

The USP is the premier provider of tertiary education in the Pacific region and an international centre of excellence for teaching, research and consulting on all aspects of Pacific life. USP comprises a vibrant and culturally diverse community of staff and students from its twelve member countries.

Sea Web

Sea Web is a communications based non profit organisation that uses social marketing techniques to advance ocean conservation. By raising public awareness, advancing science based solutions and mobilizing decision makers around ocean conservation, we are leading voices for a healthy ocean.

Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

The WCS saves wildlife and wild lands through careful science, international conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks.

WWF Pacific

The WWF South Pacific Programme Office (WWF SPPO) is a non-governmental conservation organisation serving the Pacific Island countries. WWF’s work globally focuses on several thematic areas. Forests, Marine, and Freshwater programmes are concentrated in the parts of the world that WWF considers the highest priority areas for conservation attention.