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Managing Island Resources

The strength, unity and integrity of the Vanua is the main building-block for successful community based management of natural resources. Two weeks ago a workshop was held in the chiefly village of Dakuibeqa, on Beqa Island, as part of the Beqa Lagoon Initiative, a project led by Pacific Blue Foundation (PBF), in collaboration with Fiji […]

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Leader with a vision

Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba (Roko Sau) with Rewa Province Paramount Chief, Marama na Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa. Picture: VILIAME ODRO As a traditional Fijian leader, Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba knows his role comes with a lot of responsibilities. The paramount chief from Totoya deals with communications for Pacific Blue Foundation in Fiji where he works […]

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2017 Annual Report

2017 was a great year with many exciting events and activities, from the 9th Veitau Waqa – the boat lives event, to the launching of the collaborative project with Conservation International – the Lau Seascape Initiative, to the the launching of PBF’s project – the Beqa Lagoon Initiative. Many outreach activities and both national and […]

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Announcing…Veitau Waqa 2018

Veitau Waqa – the boat lives The annual sailing celebration of Fijian Culture 9am to 4pm on Friday 17th August 2018 Suva City Council Foreshore, Suva harbor Pacific Blue Foundation is hosting its tenth annual event with FBC as exclusive TV and Radio partner. Veitau Waqa – the boat lives Come and be part of […]

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Traditional Approach

By: Luke Rawalai; Tuesday, November 28, 2017. Roko Sau, Roko Josefa Cinavilakeba (right) and local director of the Pacific Blue Foundation speaks at the FLAMMA AGM. Photo Credit: Luke Rawalai The solution to Fiji’s problems, be it climate change, global warming or diminishing natural resources, lies in the practices of our forefathers. Recognising this, the […]

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Survey Finds 6 New Marine Species

By: Luke Rawalai; Sunday, November 26, 2017. Photo Credit: Conservation International, Mark Erdmann, Gerry Allen. A scientific survey in the Lau seascape discovered six new marine species endemic to the waters in the group. Considered a new frontier for marine exploration, the Lau Group is one of Fiji’s five priority marine eco-regions. In May 2017, […]

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Korova’s Last Canoe Builder

AN article published on ArTalk, Fiji’s independent online art magazine, featured the story of Semiti Paki of Korova, Suva; originally from Moce, in the Lau group, and the relationship built with Pacific Blue Foundation. Dr B. Gregory Mitchell, PBF’s chairman of directors, directed the creation of the annual canoe racing event, Veitau Waqa – The […]