Fiji Travel Guide and Tips: Volunteering in Fiji Marine Conservation and Research!
The news sites are constantly talking about it: Sustainability!
As a tour company, we understand the urgency and importance of this topic, that is why we created an amazing tour to Fiji combined with sustainable activities for the coral reefs. Coral reefs are crucial for our marine life and our own survival, thus it is of high importance to maintain these gorgeous reefs.
One of the biggest threats for coral reefs is Climate Change. Already 75% of the Earth’s tropical reefs experienced bleaching between 2014-2017, and almost 30% of the reefs reached mortality level. Scientist conclude that bleaching happens 5 times more often than 40 years ago.
Not only does climate change have an impact on these reefs, but the Crown of Thorns Sea Star (COTS) can cause quite some damage.
This type of starfish causes serious harm if it is left to breed out of control. A fully-grown COTS can destroy 10 square meters of coral each year, and it can lay 50 million eggs in a single breeding season.
On our Fiji tour, you and a professional Marine Biologist will identify and count the COTS in one area to be removed. This is a truly unique experience to explore the beauty of Fiji and help out an important ecosystem.