Fiji Eco Lodges-Tours
Australia and Oceania – Ecotourism in Fiji
Fiji is in the South Pacific and consists of over 330 islands. It’s official name is The Republic of Fiji.
The first protected, ecotourism-funded, conservation area was established in The Upper Navua Gorge in Fiji. The hard work of establishing this area in perpetuity for ecotourism was initiated and handled by Rivers Fiji, who had a dream of preserving the area for white water rafting and kayaking.
Below is an image from Nakia Resort and Dive to give you an idea of what it’s like in Fiji.
Fiji forests cover fifty eight percent of the land. Almost all forests are communally owned. This is a great factor in sustaining community eco-tourism. Fiji has many endemic species of plants and wildlife, making it of continued interest to scientists and naturalists.
The governments tourism initiatives have had more to do with marketing than conservation and planning. Hopefully the focus is switching to Fiji’s natural heritage so that it will be preserved for future generations and can perpetuate. They established the National Environment Strategy in 1992 and this is a big step in the right direction.
To learn more about Fiji, visit Wikipedia