2nd to 8th November 2008: a week-long hunt for the Great Fiji Butterflyfish!

Help celebrate and record Fiji’s amazing coral reef biodiversity, have fun and show you care about our world’s delicate coral reef systems: take part in a week-long hunt for the Great Fiji Butterflyfish! NatureFiji-MareqetiViti will be there.

2008 is the International Year of the Reef (IYOR), and the whole world is going coral reefs crazy!

Countries across the globe are holding special activities and programmes to raise awareness and help conserve the corals and the animals that live on them.

Fiji’s special activity is The Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count. In November 2008 people from all over the world will come to Fiji to have fun counting Butterflyfish while diving, snorkelling or riding glass-bottom boats, and contribute their results to a Fiji -wide Butterflyfish Biodiversity project that will be published internationally.

This is supported by the Fiji Government Departments of Tourism, Environment and Fisheries, and by the Fiji Visitors’ Bureau, as well as several reef conservation organisations.

Special tourism promotions will concentrate on the week 2 – 8 November.

More information can be found on the website www.Fijibutterflyfishcount.com