In April 2008, IUCN presented training for protected area managers and conservationists on Legal Mechanisms for the Establishment and Management of Terrestrial Protected Areas in Fiji.
The workshop was hosted by Birdlife International, with support from the Darwin Initiative. The lead facilitator for the workshop was John Parr, a member of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.
Pepe Clarke, IUCN Legal Advisor, presented on the following topics:
- the international and national policy context for the establishment and management of protected areas in Fiji; and
- the legal mechanisms currently available for the establishment and management of terrestrial protected areas in Fiji.
Following the workshop, IUCN has been working with its members to promote enhanced national coordination on protected area issues, including the establishment of a national protected areas committee.