News Fiji

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti welcome BirdLife Fiji...

Tue, 16/04/2013
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti has now merged with the Birdlife Fiji Progamme and has welcomed two new members of staff. Together the new team are managing a combined program of work in Fiji on community, conservation, ecosystem services and environmental education...

Nunia Thomas takes charge at NatureFiji-...

Wed, 27/03/2013
Nunia Thomas, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti’s Conservation Co-ordinator has been appointed Director, taking charge of Fiji’s most progressive local conservation organisation.
Honey from Kadavu

Nabukelevu youth benefit from their sustainable...

Mon, 25/02/2013
The Nabukelevu Site Support Group (SSG) was set up in 2007 to promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources in Mount Nabukelevu, Kadavu, Fiji. The group has gone from strength to strength in protecting their IBA, developing alternative livelihoods and providing for their future. The SSG are currently selling honey from the IBA and investing the profits in their children's education...

A Guitar reveals the call of the Fiji Petrel

Thu, 17/01/2013
Strumming his guitar after a stressful day, and Eleazar O'Connor from NatureFiji-MareqetiViti makes a world first discovery...

New video showcases community project in Fiji

Fri, 14/12/2012
BirdLife Pacific has released a new video about a community conservation project in Fiji...

Merger completes in Fiji

Tue, 27/11/2012
BirdLife Pacific has officially transfered its Fiji program to NatureFiji-MareqetiViti - Fiji's leading local conservation organisation...

Partnership to tackle Pacific pests

Fri, 09/11/2012
BirdLife Pacific and Island Conservation have signed an agreement in Fiji this week to help protect the native birds and biodiversity of Pacific islands from invasive species...

Species from the Pacific added to IUCN Red List

Wed, 31/10/2012
New information for Pacific Island freshwater fishes, land snails and reptiles is part of the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ has been released. These data indicate that 32% of these species are threatened with extinction.

International Seabird Fellowship for Fiji staff

Wed, 09/05/2012
Sia Rasalato from the Birdlife International Fiji Programme is the 2012 ‘Josephine Daneman Herz International Seabird Fellowship Fund’ recipient. As a result, Sia will soon visit a number of American islands over the course of the summer and participate in various restoration programs - some just starting and others that are 30-year success stories...

New Zealand must wake up to oil spill dangers

Wed, 12/10/2011
Forest & Bird have said the unfolding oil spill disaster in the Bay of Plenty is a stark warning about the potential catastrophe that could result from deep sea oil drilling in our waters.
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

Rodent eradication in Palau shows early signs of...

Wed, 28/09/2011
Rodent eradication on Kayangel Atoll, Palau already showing early signs of success.

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti on the high seas

Fri, 02/09/2011
Survey amongst the islands of Moala, Totoya and Matuku show their importance for seabirds...

Ringgold's community handicraft Training -...

Thu, 05/08/2010
This video captures a BirdLife handicraft training workshop that was requested by members of the Ringgolds Site Support Group - part of the Quelelevu Islands proposed Important Bird Area.