Namena Marine Reserve

Namena Marine ReserveTABU: The people of Fiji use traditional methods to regulate fishing and promote conservation, including designating  “tabu”  areas—places that are temporarily closed to fishing. Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is working with a team of young Fijians and ten villages to conserve the Kubulau Seascape, by combining modern marine science with traditional approaches - to keep one of Fiji most spectacular reef systems and top dive sites intact.







Images from Kubulau and Namena Marine Reserve on Vanua Levu in Fiji, shot during a scientific field trip organized by WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) in September 2009. See full featured story in the spring 2010  issue of the Air Pacific In-flight Magazine Islands




Pictures shot on the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) field trip to Kia Island north in Fiji in October 2009, to resurvey the community‐managed MPA’s (Marine protected areas), which was opened for fishing five weeks last year. Given a year to  recover, the team is aiming to investigate whether the system has returned to its pre-fished state.








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