HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Fiji Reef Declared Sacred for World Oceans Day

By Paul Ciampanelli , Paw Nation

1909 days ago   Article ID# 1064206
Original URL

 

Wildlife Conservation Society

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (Paw Nation) - June 8 (That's today!) is World Oceans Day. In recognition of the annual event, the Wildlife Conservation Society, Pacific Blue Foundation, Wetlands International, and the Waitt Institute have declared that the Toyota Island coral reef in Fiji is officially "sacred," according to a WCS press release.

Toyota's island chiefs traditionally impose fishing bans when fish stocks face threats of depletion, but the most recent such ban was lifted by the island's last chief due to the great commercial benefit provided by fishing. The people of the island had the reef declared sacred today in order to protect its precious resources.

"Because the people have an abundance of fish stocks for food on healthy coral reefs, they are unlikely to impact the unique natural heritage of their reef system when fishing for their own subsistence," said WCS Fiji Director, Dr. Stacy Jupiter. "However, the communities should take precaution to avoid the temptation to trade away their resources to outsiders."

So for the sake of World Oceans Day, the marine life of the Toyota Island coral reef, and the Toyota people, please don't go out and commercially overfish the reef, you guys. Seriously. Don't.

If you're stuck here in the States and can't really afford a trip to Fiji, but you're interested in seeing some of the beautiful fish and other aquatic life we're talking about here, swing by the new Conservation Hall and Glover's Reef at the Wildlife Conservation Society's New York Aquarium, where you can see the Pacific Ocean's Coral Triangle exhibit, home to a variety of sea life including beautiful corals, vibrant clownfish, and various anemones.

Happy World Oceans Day!

Copyright 2016 Paw Nation   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1909 days ago   Article ID# 1064206

Wildlife Conservation Society    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Wildlife Conservation Society News

Hawai‘i signs nation’s broadest wildlife trafficking ban into law

60 days ago From humanesociety.org 

WASHINTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ...

Poaching patrols raise hope for Thailand's tigers

141 days ago From news.sky.com 

ISLEWORTH, U K - ...

Laos, China and Viet Nam enhance cooperation to combat transnational wildlife trafficking networks

144 days ago From newswise.com 

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA - ...

African wars endanger world's largest gorilla subspecies

147 days ago From eurekalert.org 

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA - ...

Elephant poaching for ivory is on the rise in South Sudan after a halt in its civil war

148 days ago From borglobe.com 

GUYMON, OKLAHOMA - ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next >> 

<< Return To Environment News

Action Center

Global warming is melting the Greenland ice sheet, fast

Action: Climate Change

A new study measures the loss of ice from one of world’s largest ice sheets. They find an ice loss that has accelerated in th ...

Save Big Cypress from destruction!

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Big Cypress National Preserve is home to the critically endangered Florida panther and seven other endangered and threatened ...

Orangutans face complete extinction within 10 years, animal rescue charity warns

Action: Stop Deforestation

Orangutans will be extinct from the planet within 10 years unless action is taken to preserve forests in Indonesia and Malays ...

Say no to these three uranium mines at Grand Canyon

Action: Stop Pollution

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is preparing to issue permits to allow the operation of three uranium mines i ...

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.