31 Jan 2005

Wildlife group calls for collaboration to protest unique Pacific eco-systems

4:54 pm on 31 January 2005

The director of the Fiji based WWF South Pacific is calling for more collaboration between countries to protect their unique ecosystems.

The WWF has just identified 92 "ecoregions" in the Asia Pacific region.

Among them are the forests of Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia, as well as reefs in Fiji and Tahiti.

Kesaia Tabunakawai says the WWF wants to see a regional response to protecting these areas.

"So in terms of developing an eco region action programme for either say Fiji or Solomons, we're looking at all possible stakeholders in the areas to work out a management plan in which the partners take on the implementation of the Pacific Action."

The Director of the WWF South Pacific, Kesaia Tabunakawai.