Join Nunia for a night walk at Colo-I-Suva and discover her fascination for frogs
Hate frogs? Scared of frogs?
Join Nunia for a night walk at Colo I Suva and discover her fascination for frogs. They come in many colours, not just green as most people think.
Nunia used to be terrified of frogs, lizards and snakes. On her first frog survey, she could not stand handling a frog and would chase it so that the next person could catch it. She now thinks Fiji’s frogs are the cutest frogs in the whole world.
- Meet: at the car park of Colo I Suva Forest Park at 6.30pm.
- Minimum Age: 10 years.
- Cost: $10 for NatureFiji member. $15 for non-member.
- Estimated walk is 1.5 hours. Wear long pants and suitable shoes for walking.
- Bring a torch and mosquito repellent.
- Buses from Suva bus station (aprox.$2, 30 minutes) or a faster taxi ride for $15-$20.
Princes Road, Colo i Suva (opposite Police Post), Princes Rd, Suva, Fiji
Nunia Thomas is the Director of NatureFiji-MareqetiViti, Fiji’s only local NGO for the conservation and sustainable use of Fiji’s biodiversity. She is a passionate herpetologist and is often called upon for her expertise in biodiversity expeditions.
Nunia is the technical advisor on the government-led National Protected Areas Committee and NBSAP Species working group. Prior to NatureFiji-MareqetiViti, Nunia was involved in planning and establishing long-term monitoring plots for invasive plants in two of Fiji’s protected areas; and conducted ecological studies on some of Fiji’s endangered species. Nunia has been co-author in four scientific papers through her partnered research on Tropical Montane Cloud Forests, Fiji crested iguana ecology and Fiji ground frog ecology and has contributed to several technical reports. She is currently serving her 4th year as a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee.