Promoting Sustainable Resource Management and the Protection of Fiji's Environment Through Law
Fiji Environmental Law Association
FELA RELOCATES TO NEW OFFICE
On Friday 4th March, a small team of FELA staff and volunteers travelled to the Ra Provincial Office at Nanukuloa village with food packs and clothing. After a brief visit to the Roko Tui, the team travelled with Conservation Officer for Ra, Ms Miriama Qoro to Drauniivi village to deliver the items. There were many stories of destruction left in the wake of the Cyclone Winston, however from what the team has witnessed; the resolve to rebuild and move on with life is strong. #CyclonWinston #FELA2016
FELA WELCOME legal intern from the university of new brunswick, canada
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TAKALANA DOLPHIN WATCH
As a part of FELA's objective to improve member participation and engagement through social, participatory and engaging activities, a site visit was organized for the 3rd of May, 2014 to Takalana Bay Retreat for interested FELA members, family and friends.
Situated at Dawasamu beyond Korovou town(Tailevu), this eco- tourism venture sits on a hill overlooking a scenic bay. Dawasamu is famous for its reef Makalati, also called moon reef in English that is home to a resident pod of Spinner Dolphins. There are also 5 district level Marine Protected Areas including Moon Reef and a Forest Reserve.
Guests were treated to fun filled and educational activities which included morning tea upon arrival,dolphin watching, snorkeling, lovo lunch, light entertainment, trekking, waterfalls and afternoon tea. FELA would like to thank the manager Josefa Bau (Jay) and the staff of Takalana Bay Retreat for hosting us as well as to all FELA members who participated.
The Site Visit was documented by Fiji TV.
The Fiji Environmental Law Association in collaboration with the University of the South Pacific - Institute of Applied Science (team) conducted a 3 day Fisheries Workshop at Vitawa Village in Rakiraki under the Ra Integrated Coastal Management Project.
The University of the South Pacific—Institute of Applied Science (IAS) Team led by Mr Apisai were in Rakiraki undergoing a Mangrove Rehabilitation Project. The Environmental Law Association were invited to participate in the mangrove planting following the first day of the Fisheries Training Workshop in Vitawa Village, Rakiraki.
The IAS project team planted over two thousand mangrove seedlings in Narewa Village and continues to rehabilitate mangroves throughout the area.
FELA hosted students from the Miami University under the Tamarillo Active Travel 's International Study Program.
Representatives from the Department of Fisheries, Ra Provincial Council, Police, Yaubula Committee Groups, Women's and Youth Groups, (Youth) and Fish Wardens attended the workshop that was designed (to help read and understand the Fisheries Act 1942, Endangered and Protected Species Act 2002 and their regulations to improve enforcement. ) to foster better understanding of Fiji's Fisheries laws and regulations in order to improve its enforcement.
The 3 day workshop entailed interactive presentations (by the Department of Fisheries and FELA, presentations by the participants of various groups and )that included participant role plays on various scenarios of Fisheries enforcement.(Enforcing the law in the event of an infringement and the roles and powers of the various enforcement authorities)
With increasing recognition and demand for FELA’s services, we have relocated to a new office. With additional office space we hope to provide a more conducive working environment for our growing staff and promote the efficient delivery of our services.
We are now located at 22 Dhanji Street, Samabula effective today, 1st September 2014.
Please take note of the changes to our mailing address below, however, other contact details including our telephone, facsimile and email addresses remain unchanged.
As a valued member and friend of FELA, we thank you for taking the time to update your records and look forward to serving you at our new office.
FELA HOSTS STUDENTS FROM MIAMI UNIVERSITY