The Biodiversity Of Fiji And Coral Reefs

967 Words Jun 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Fiji is an Island Nation in the South Pacific Ocean at one corner of the Coral Triangle, which is home to the most marine biodiversity on Earth. Fiji’s spectacular coral reefs are world-renowned for their vibrant colors. While many other coral reef sites globally have degraded, the reefs of Fiji seem to remain vibrant and diverse, making them a high priority for marine conservation in the Pacific Ocean. Fiji is home to many wetland ecosystems on the mainland that flows into the coastal mangrove wetlands and coral reefs. The land and sea ecosystems relationship are dependent on all the inhabitants of the Fiji Islands conservation efforts. Some recent research contends that community and government partnerships have the potential to support a healthy, sustainable environment, while reaping the benefits of protecting biodiversity of species in the Fiji wetlands with noted evidence in Fiji’s coral reefs. The biodiversity of Fiji’s Mangroves and coral reefs are greatly affected by the decisions that Fijians decide. The importance of the already highly valued mangrove wetland function invariably protects Fiji coral reefs health stimulates ongoing research. This research maintains that community and government partnerships have the potential to support a healthy, sustainable environment, while reaping the benefits of protecting biodiversity of species in the Fiji wetlands. The relationship between the upland waters, mangroves, sea grasses and coral reefs in the Fiji…
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