Siteri Tikoca

Siteri Tikoca

Siteri joined the Nature Fiji-Marqueti Viti team in 2016. Prior to this, in 2009, she was awarded a Bachelors of Science degree in Marine Biology from University of the South Pacific (USP), and in 2016 she graduated with a Masters degree in Biological and Chemical Sciences, specialising in the diversity and community structure of macromoths (Lepidoptera) in lowland forest habitats on Viti Levu, Fiji Islands (USP).

Siteri has broad experience studying both plants and animals in the marine, coastal and terrestrial habitats of Fiji. As conservation officer she is currently responsible for the management of multiple exciting projects, including: Fiji’s bat- brink of extinction (Disney grant), establishing a site conservation plan for the endangered fijian free- tailed bat at Nakanacagi Cave (Auckland Zoo small grant), red listing of Fijian tree species (Botanical Gardens Conservation International), and save our species- conservation of the Fiji Acmopyle – a forgotten national icon (Threatened Species grant). Siteri can often be found moth trapping, chasing Fijian tree geckos, or monitoring Fiji’s six native bat species.

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