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Fiji
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Summary/History
Fiji (officially the Republic of Fiji) is an archipelago consisting of over 132 islands located in the South Pacific (Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics, 2008). The economy is one of the most developed in the Pacific with a heavy reliance on sugar exports and tourism; tourism earned Fiji

National priorities
o Prevent introduced alien invasive species from colonising new islands

Government's support/relevant policy
The Fijian Government is a party to the Convention on Biological Diversity and participated in the Western South Pacific CBD workshop to identify Ecologically and Biologically Significant Areas within its waters. Conservation targets are set through the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. Government departments are involved with the identification of Sites of National Significance, and administer protected areas. Many communities across Fiji have endorsed Locally Managed Marine Areas. The Critically Endangered Fiji Petrel is protected under Fijian law. Please see policy tab for list of agreements that this country is party to.



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Albatrosses
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Penguins
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Petrels and shearwaters
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Cormorants
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Storm-petrels
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Auks
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Gulls and terns
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Ducks, geese and swans
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IUCN Red List Status - Marine species

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References
o Bird, J. (2011) When we were up we were up


Recommended Citation:
BirdLife International (2014) Country profile: Fiji. Available from: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/country/fiji. Checked: 2014-07-11

Fiji at a glance

Capital

Suva

Area

18,274km2

BirdLife Partner

NatureFiji- MareqetiViti (Affiliate)

Species

Total number of birds 101
Globally threatened birds 14
Country endemics 27

Important Bird Areas

Number of IBAs 13
Total IBA area 311,230 ha

Endemic Bird Areas

Number of EBAs 2