With funding through the Disney Friends for Change Initiative, WCS Fiji produced a comic book that chronicles the adventures of Joji Goby as he searches for his family. When he misses the mass migration upstream, he teams up with Crab and Snail to conquer the many challenges along their path due to human modification of the river system. The comic book is designed to teach children and adults alike about the threats to Fiji's waterways and how they can better look after their rivers. The comic book was launched at 5 schools in Kubulau and Wainunu districts in March 2012. Watch the video from the launch here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnM5Jh6CwWs. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about obtaining copies in English or Fijian.
The EBM Guide provides an introduction to the key principles of ecosystem-based management tailored for the distinctive features of the tropical Western Pacific, including the island states of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia, as well as Indonesia, the Philippines and East Timor. The Guide presents case studies and lessons learned from sites in Fiji (Kubulau, Macuata, Kadavu), Palau (Babeldaob Island) and Indonesia (Bird's Head Seascape), which all received funding under the David and Lucile Packard's EBM Initiative. Pdf versions of the guide can be downloaded here in both English and Fijian:[English] [Fijian]
The Catchment Management and Coral Reef Conservation Handbook published by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network and the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre provides recommendations to reduce, and where possible, remove the damaging impacts that are delivered by rivers and streams to the coast that can impact coral reefs. These recommendations were developed based on 33 case studies from around the world, including a case study contributed by WCS Fiji on "Implementing Ecosystem-Based Management at the District and Seascape Level in Fiji". A pdf version of the guide can be downloaded from Reefbase here:[pdf]
This report published by the South Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) presents a series of case studies from around the Pacific illustrating best practices for coastal management at local, provincial, national and regional level. Within the guide are case studies contributed by: WCS Fiji on national conservation planning that incorporates community-based management; The Coral Reef Alliance on equitable sharing of benefits from the Namena Marine Reserve; and the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area Network on a community governed network to guide national marine resource management. A pdf version of the guide can be download from SPREP here: [pdf]