IUCN Oceania would like to congratulate Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Trust on receiving a BIOPAMA Rapid Response Grant, this will provide much needed
IUCN Oceania would like to congratulate Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Trust on receiving a BIOPAMA Rapid Response Grant, this will provide much needed assistance for improving management and supporting local communities.
We received the sad news of Bu Jo’s passing on Friday, 3rd of April 2020
The recipients of the 2019 Tertiary Education Grants met to receive there grants and network at WCS Office in Suva.
The content of this post has been adapted from the contributions of the staff of Birdlife International : Meli Naiqama, Semaema Vakaciriwaqa, Francis Saladrau, Ana Nasiga. Many writers have described Vatu-i-Ra as a rather lonely, uninhabited, rocky little island, lying in the middle of nowhere within the Vatu-i-Ra passage, between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.… [Continue Reading]
The newly appointed Board of Trustees for the Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park Trust Deed, the Executive Director of the Fiji Environmental Law Association, Kiji Vukikomoala, Sione Gonewai of Nasau Village in Ra and the Fiji Country Program Director of Wildlife Conservation Society, Dr. Sangeeta Mangubhai.
Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park
Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park is located on the Fiji’s Suncoast between the two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu.
How is the Park Funded?
All visitors to the Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park are are asked to make a voluntary contribution of FJ$15 per person, valid for one calendar year. The visitor fee is critical for the day-to-day management of the Park. Your contribution will also support the Nakorotubu Education Fund that has been established for local children from the District to assist them with their secondary or tertiary education.
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To the northeast of Viti Levu is the ascendency of Fiji’s colorful coral stacked reefs and this area is brimming with life. Vatu-i-Ra is home to some of Fiji’s favourite marine creatures; from leaf scorpion fish to blue ribbon eels.
There are many distinct dives on the Vatu-i-ra barrier reef, several of which are among the best coral reef dives in the world. The barrier reef protrudes north from Viti Levu into the Vatu-i-ra Channel, narrowing the channel to only 4.5 miles across.
If Fiji is the soft coral capital of the world, then diving here, in the Vatu-i-Ra Passage off the northern-most tip of Viti Levu is a tour through the vibrant capital city square.
Drue SlaterFiji Time, Fiji Airways Magazine
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