Fiji Television, Sunday, March 6, 2011
Fiji Television focuses on Pacific Blue Foundation’s conservation efforts. Recognizing that local community involvement is necessary for effective resource management, Pacific Blue Foundation is lauded for looking to locals for suggestions and support.
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The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday, November 28, 2010
A RESEARCH team running the world’s first underwater laboratory on the Great Barrier Reef has confirmed the natural treasure is in great danger.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
After diligently working alongside Austin Bowden-Kerby, Emma Robens’ time paid off. Her short nature film, The Coral Gardener, was announced the winner of the Panda Award at Wildscreen on October 13th, 2010.
Maritime skills have long been a major part of Fijian culture, particularly Fijian expertise in seafaring vessels. The waqa ni viti is a traditional sailing boat with designs and sizes that vary from the twin hulled drua, to the outrigger single-hulled camakau, to the smaller takia. Use of these traditional Fijian canoes, however, has slowly faded from the locals’ lifestyles.
Pacific Blue Foundation is dedicated to conserving cultural and biological diversity in South Pacific Island Nations and other coastal regions. Pacific Blue Foundation provides basic research, education, encouragement and dissemination of sustainable practices in coastal regions with the ultimate goal of preserving and promoting the biological and cultural diversity of the region.
Fiji Times, Saturday, January 23, 2010
A large crowd of islanders gathered on Saturday afternoon on the Suva Harbor foreshore for three races of camakau, or traditional outrigger sailing canoes.
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In 2010, Pacific Blue Foundation placed a majority of its focus on the preservation of Fijian culture. Sustainable practices, however, are often part of traditional ways.
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A Fijian village’s economy relies heavily on its fisheries. In an effort to sustain the marine resources of Fiji, Pacific Blue Foundation placed much of its energy into environmental conservation in 2009.
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In 2008, Pacific Blue Foundation’s work was geared toward empowering the local Fijians on Yanuca Island. Villagers were encouraged to provide input, take part in surveys, and govern with a new system, while still upholding their tradition.