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Monday, July 11, 2016
Macuata the best
from Fiji Times:
Province to be listed as conservation learning site
Luke Rawalai Tuesday, July 12, 2016
CONSERVATION efforts and initiatives within the province of Macuata have not gone unnoticed as it will soon be listed as a conservation learning site for the country.
Spearheaded by the German funded non-governmental organisation Deutshe Gesellshaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), groundwork into this effort is already in progress.
Speaking during an interview, GIZ's project director, Dr Jan Steffen said this was part of their projects in five other regional countries where they were identifying successful conservation projects which would be known as learning sites.
Dr Steffen said they did not want to introduce a new conservation strategy or concept.
"We are here to build from what we already have and to put them out as learning sites for other areas in Fiji that want to enter into conservation projects," he said.
"Our work focuses on Government's efforts to replicate the very good experience that exists in the country through previous conservation groups.
"GIZ also consults with national stakeholders, local government and non-governmental organisations to identify these sites."
Dr Steffen said from the Macuata experience they would share its successes with other communities to help them wisely manage their own natural resources.
Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. Peceli is from Fiji from the village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. Peceli Ratawa passed away on 27th December 2015 so this is Wendy's blog now. Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.