Bula Friends and Colleagues !!
Representing the Coral Reef Alliance and the Pew Environment Foundation, Helen Sykes has kindly offered to talk this week about shark conservation in Fiji. Lecture participants will have the opportunity to watch the 30 min documentary film “Shark Hope”, which has just recently been launched in Fiji.
After the film there will be a chance to ask questions on the subject and pick up some Shark Sanctuary campaign materials.Helen will also share information about the Great Fiji Shark Count, a tourism-based initiative planned for April 2012 by a group of volunteer organizations.
For those who have not yet worked with her, Helen has more than twenty years of experience working in the marine environment in the Caribbean, Central America, and the South Pacific, and has been working as a marine biologist and consultant in Fiji since 1997.
She has played a central role in the development of marine management strategies and sustainable tourism initiatives in Fiji, and has authored numerous publications on the subjects. Helen has also been instrumental in the development of the Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas Network, and has served on its executive committee and biological monitoring working group since its formation.
Please share this invitation widely with your marine conservation friends and colleagues, we look forward to see you this Wednesday in Ma’afu street,
Jan H. STEFFEN
Regional Marine Program Coordinator
IUCN Oceania Office
Private Mail Bag
5 Ma’afu Street
Ph +679 – 331 9084
Fax +679 – 310 0128