NatureFiji-MareqetiViti has been nominated as Fiji’s NGO focal point for the Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) of the Ramsar Convention.
In addition to being part of Fiji’s Ramsar Convention on Wetlands steering committee, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti has been nominated as Fiji’s NGO focal point for the Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) of the convention. Having established one wetland conservation site: The Upper Navua Catchment Area, Fiji has been a contracting party to Ramsar Convention since 2006.
NFMV will be represented by Nunia Thomas who will be working in collaboration with her government counterpart, Eleni Tokaduadua of the Department of Environment on raising awareness on the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Fiji. The Department of Environment is also Fiji’s Ramsar Convention secretariat and government CEPA focal point.
For more information on the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, visit their website: www.ramsar.org. Look out for the World Wetlands Day date and theme: February, 2009 – “Upstream – Downstream”.
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti sincerely looks forward to collaborating with other interested NGOs and relevant government departments in addressing issues relating to our wetlands in Fiji.
The 10th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Wetlands (Ramsar, Iran, 1971) will be held in Changwon, in the Republic of Korea from October 28th – November 4th, 2008.
The theme for the meeting is “Healthy wetlands, healthy people”.