The third longest barrier reef system in the southern hemisphere, Fiji’s Great Sea Reef (GSR) is home to a high value coral reef biodiversity area, including mangrove systems that provide critical sustenance, protection, and support for ocean life and people alike. The GSR is now faced with unprecedented challenges. Rapid population growth, urban expansion, increasing demand for natural resources, frequent intense cyclones, tidal waves, flooding, landslides, ineffective policies, and weak legislation are all placing enormous pressure on this fragile ecosystem.
WWF is supporting efforts to restore and strengthen the GSR ecosystem, working with local and national stakeholders to define an integrated management approach. Together, we will create one of the world’s first adaptation and resilience programmes that brings together land, people, and ocean. Our target is a healthier and more climate resilient GSR and coastal ecosystem by 2025 — one which supports sustainable and inclusive livelihoods, food security, sustainable economic growth, and community wellbeing.
Government of Fiji – relevant Ministries
Wildlife Conservation Society Fiji
Fiji Locally Managed Marine Areas
- Fiji Sugar Industries
- Tourism Industries – Fiji Hotels and Tourism Association, SPTO
- Fisheries Industries – Fishing Solander, Sequest, Fiji Fishing Industries Association, Lyndhurst reef fish
- Forestry – Fiji Pine FSC