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Tropical cyclone Winston damages coral reef habitat but spares most fish species

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Tropical cyclone Winston damages coral reef habitat but spares most fish species
(April 15, 2021) Tropical cyclones are one of the most destructive natural disturbances to coral reef ecosystems. Severe cyclones can have serious implications for the food availability, security and income of coastal communities in tropical regions. A study titled “Responses of benthic habitat and fish to severe tropical cyclone Winston in Fiji” has revealed that despite the large amount of damage caused to corals, minimal impacts were observed on fish communities. The study by researchers from Cur...

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Renewing Partnership to Enhance Conservation Efforts in the Country

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(April 12, 2021) The iTaukei Land Trust Board (TLTB) has renewed its partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society’s Fiji Country Program (WCS Fiji) in an effort to enhance natural resource management, working closely with communities in Fiji. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was recently signed between WCS Fiji and the iTaukei Land Trust Board. The agreement signifies the commitment of the two organizations to sustainably manage and protect Fiji’s precious biodiversity and terrestrial natural re...

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