Conservation and Environment in Fiji: Rapport mensuel
Rapport mensuel à partir de 2016 (en anglais)
The last two months on the Shark Conservation Project have held some very exciting moments for our volunteers. Tagging trips have proved to be fruitful and incredibly thrilling for volunteers with two different species of sharks being successfully tagged and released. The volunteers have put a huge amount of effort into our education program, teaching local children the importance of the marine ecosystem and mangroves. They have also participated in beach cleanups, collecting and safely disposing of plastics that could otherwise end up in our oceans.
The months of July and August have held some very exciting events for the Shark Conservation Project. The Uprising Beach Resort opened their mangrove nursery, encouraging their guests to plant propagules to offset their carbon emissions from their flights to Fiji. Volunteers were treated to sightings of whales and dolphins on diving days, where they also collected excellent data on indicator fish and many threatened and endangered shark, ray and turtle species.
Lovely weather over these past few months has meant some brilliant diving in the Beqa Lagoon and amazing data being collected.
The last two months at the Shark Conservation Project has seen a lot of growth with new projects and hard work from our amazing volunteers. As the cyclone season drew to a close, we experienced heavy rains that cause flooding in many areas of Fiji. Despite some cancelled activities and survey dives, we still collected some excellent data from the Beqa Lagoon during dives and completed a lot of work in the mangrove nurseries.