NGOs come together for stronger partnership

23 December 2011 | Event

In the spirit of partnership and the Christmas season, twelve environment organizations gathered at Ma’afu Street in Suva, Fiji yesterday to mark the end of another successful year.

Beginning with an ‘open day’ programme, offices based at Ma’afu Street opened their doors to their neighboring partners as well as other partner organizations to visit and learn of their endeavors for the conservation of nature.

A highlight of the day was the launch of ‘Ecotales from Kubulau: A Guide to the Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Vatu-I-Ra Seascape’. This is a joint publication by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Coral Reef Alliance, and showcases the remarkable plants and animals that are culturally important to the people who live in the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape.

The day culminated with a ‘lovo’ feast and a word of appreciation from IUCN Oceania’s Regional Councilor, Mr Robin Yarrow.

The support from all organizations towards this event reflects the strong partnership between the non-government organizations (NGOs) – all working for the good of nature.

Environment NGOs that were part of the event were: The National Trust of Fiji; Sea Web; WWF-South Pacific; Wildlife Conservation Society; Coral Reef Alliance; The Fiji Voyaging Society; The Fiji Environmental Law Association; Conservation International; BirdLife Pacific; Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti; IUCN Oceania Regional Office and the Institute of Applied Science – USP.

For more information contact: Salote Sauturaga, salote.sauturaga@iucn.org