many protected areas, the distribution of funds for conservation seldom considers the Indigenous population’s views on how the money should be
The very people most affected by these practices may not find them fair. This study finds that managers must consider local views on fund distribution to craft more successful and inclusive protected areas.
The Trust has been awarded a Boat Donation from WCS through a grant from the Blue Action Fund (and a small contribution through the Trust) is in the process of buying a boat to enable the Management Committee to conduct patrols in the Park.
In 2020 no education grants were given out (from money collected in 2019). However, rather than have second year without education grants we issued 15 education grants (amounting to FJ$9600) between February and March 2021 to support largely tertiary level students from Nakorotubu District.
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
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.
We thank you for supporting the Vatu-i-Ra Conservation Park. Please feel free to send us any feedback or suggestions.
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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The Trust has been awarded a Boat Donation from WCS through a grant from the Blue Action Fund (and a small contribution through the Trust) is in the
In 2020 no education grants were given out (from money collected in 2019). However, rather than have second year without education grants we
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