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)
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.
Fitness: Easy walk along the shallow stream
Children 5 years and above
Contact Anna Billings: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 310 0598
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!