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Planting Fiji’s Endangered Palms with Palm Expert, Dick Watling

Saturday, April 28, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

F$18 – F$28

Learn from the Scientists

in collaboration with Kila Eco Adventure Park!

28 April 2018

Saturday 8.30 am – 1.00 pm

Kila Eco Adventure Park

(30 mins from Suva)

Learn about Fiji’s endangered palms from Dick Watling, scientist, author and Pacific Islands’ key environmentalist, at the Kila Eco Park. Help conserve two of Fiji’s highly threatened palms, Navua/Phillip’s Palm (Heterospathe phillipsii) and Nabukavesi Palm (Balaka diffusa), which are both listed on the IUCN Red List. The only known and critically small populations of these two palms are found in contiguous forest close to the Kila Eco Park site, and the Park management is working closely with NatureFiji-MareqetiViti to provide an ex-situ conservation opportunity for these palms.

This will be a fun learning session for both adults and children. Potted palm seedlings, holes and sites will be prepared ahead of time. After planting, Dick will lead you on a forest walk in the park. Bring a picnic to enjoy by the stream. The walk is a climb to the ridge of a small hill and down a different route. It is not challenging… as it is offered and enjoyed by many cruise ship visitors. The path is through lowland rainforest which was logged many years ago and is now recovering. The area is part of a well-forested hinterland and so a representative complement of Viti Levu’s forest fauna and flora may be seen.

Book now and pay early to secure a place! 

Transport provided
8.30 am Sharp: Depart Suva from the Civic Center bus stop
12.30 pm: Depart Kila Eco Park to Suva
Moderate Fitness needed for the forest walk
Minimum age: 6 years with adult supervision

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti Members: $18
Non-members: $28
Become a member and enjoy the discounted rate
Contact: [email protected]   Tel: 310 0598



Saturday, April 28, 2018
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
F$18 – F$28
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Nunia Thomas
310 0598
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Kila Eco Adventure Park
Off Namosi Road Fiji + Google Map