Beqa Schools Marine Awareness Program

2018-08-14T17:08:03+00:00 November 26th, 2009|

By Chinnamma Reddy of Marine Ecology Consulting

From the 10th – 13th November, 2008, Dakuibeqa Primary School and Uluinakorovatu Primary School on Beqa Island, celebrated the International Year of the Reef (IYOR) by participating in a week long program on marine education and conservation.

Uluinakorovatu School rounded up the program by being part of Fiji’s special IYOR event; The Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count 2008.

2008 Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count Results presented at the Fiji Islands Conservation Science Forum 5th – 7th August 2009

2014-01-07T16:02:25+00:00 September 23rd, 2009|

The 2009 inaugural Fiji Islands Conservation Science Forum (FICSF) provided an excellent platform for the Butterflyfish Count organizing committee to present its findings to the greater scientific and conservation organizations in Fiji as well as to the general public. The presentation was made by Chinnamma Reddy on behalf of the committee.  The talk focused on the preliminary [...]

Navatu Village and Greenforce Count

2014-07-12T10:49:48+00:00 January 1st, 2009|

An invitation was extended to 11 volunteers from Navatu to spend the day in Nukubalavu, to take part in The Great Fiji Butte rflyfish Count, alongside the staff and volunteers of the Greenforce Team.


The day consisted of several 30 minute snorkels along the Nasonisoni Passage. Each team consisted of two surveyors armed with an identification slate. The day was a good opportunity for the Greenforce volunteers and the Navatu volunteers to work together.

Results and Data

2016-08-31T09:22:21+00:00 November 30th, 2008|

Using the data you have helped gather, we will not only be able to map Butterfly Fish distribution and abundance in Fiji, but because butterfly fish act as significant indicators of reef health, we can use the information to infer patterns of reef health. […]