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Meet the Architects of the Streams with Bindiya

Saturday, January 30, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Meet the Architects of the Streams with Bindiya

Join Bindiya to Nabukavesi 3-tier waterfall and discover the animals, their in-stream habitat preferences and how they act as bioindicators for a healthy stream.

Expect to see juvenile stages of damselflies, dragonflies, caddisflies, mayflies, aquatic moths and more.

Participants working in small teams will have fun sampling freshwater macro-invertebrates from the river, examining the diverse animals and learn the ecological importance of each individual collected.

All sampling equipment will be provided.

Bring your own food and drinks for a picnic by the waterfall. A lovely place for swimming.

30th January 2016

Saturday (7.30am – 1.30pm)

Nabukavesi Stream

 Meet the Architects of the Streamswith Bindiya

Meet the Architects of the Streamswith Bindiya


Transport provided

Destination: Nabukavesi, 40 mins from Suva.

7.30 am Sharp: Depart Suva from the Civic Center bus stop.

12.30pm Depart Nabukavesi

$15 for NatureFiji member. $25 for non-member.

Become a member and enjoy the discounted rate.

Fitness: Easy walk along the shallow stream

Children 5 years and above

Contact Anna Billings: annab@naturefiji.org Tel: 310 0598

 Bindiya Rashni

Bindiya Rashni

Bindiya Rashni, a passionate freshwater macro invertebrate scientist, has carried out extensive work on the flora and fauna diversity in the Wetlands of Fiji and Solomon Islands. To-date, she has identified over a million individuals. In 2014, in collaboration with Live & Learn RiverCare project, she contributed to the development of a RiverCare Toolkit for Fiji and established a river monitoring plan per village for the Drawa block communities (Vanua Levu). Bindiya also developed a “Traffic light bio indicator” field guide which is now being used for the community riverine assessment and monitoring project. She is passionate about hiking, yoga, martial arts, aqua sports, cooking and writing poems. Those who have see Bindiya on the dance floor will know she is also a fantastic ‘Bollywood’ dancer!


Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time: 7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Cost: F$15


Venue Name: Suva Civic Centre
Address: Stinson Parade
Suva, Central 00000 Fiji

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Organizer Name: Anna Billing Sahai
Phone: 310 0598