The region's islands are also known for their coral reefs, coastal mangrove forests and vast stretches of open water.
Protecting the PacificBut not all is perfect in paradise. The region is threatened by unsustainable tourism, overfishing and climate change.
Many islanders rely on fisheries as a source of food and income from coral reef and mangrove habitats that are threatened by warming ocean temperatures and sea level rise.
Through its South Pacific and Western Melanesia programmes, WWF works to raise awareness and increase resilience to the adverse impacts of climate changes as well as focus its efforts on natural resource management and marine conservation throughout the region.
Fiji's marine protected areas
Prohibited fishing zones have been set aside within Fiji’s Great Sea Reef, the third largest barrier reef in the world, to conserve the most diverse amount of species and habitats as possible.