Using the data you have helped gather, we will not only be able to map Butterfly Fish distribution and abundance in Fiji, but because butterfly fish act as significant indicators of reef health, we can use the information to infer patterns of reef health.
We have done a first analysis to get the results out to you as quickly as we could. The next step will be a more scientific analysis to see what we can make from the patterns that have been seen. As we do this, we will keep you posted on this site – watch this space.
The Western and Southern Islands of Fiji were joint first for both number of Butterflyfish and number of different species.
Fiji’s Top 10 Butterflyfish
Most Common Butterflyfish in region
Map of Fiji showing Butterflyfish species distribution and numbers across Fiji
Waisalima Beach Resort & Dive Centre is the perfect eco get away for travellers seeking something far and beyond what the normal tourist destinations in
Vitawa is a village 6 km west of Rakiraki.
The contact person for this activity is John Leonard, a Peace Corps volunteer.
Wildlife Conservation Society is a New York based non-government/profit organization with its South Pacific Program head quarters based in Suva, Fiji Islands.
The principal project of WCS is Ecosystem-Based Management project (EBM) in Kubulau qoliqoli in Bua, Southern Vanua Levu and falls within the 16° 50’12.10”S, 178° 51’28.33”E and 17° 09’08.47”S, 179° 10’56.50”E. The total area of the fishing ground is 263.11 km2 with established MPAs of 85.98 km2. This site contains 3 fisheries no-take MPAs and 13 traditional tabu sites that are managed by the resource owning community.
The Namena MPA is more than 10 years old initiated by the community and 3 marine reserves have been established 3 year ago with the initial establishment of the EBM project in 2005. The principal role involves biological and monitoring of established MPAs and their effectiveness.
Contact: Mr Naushad Yakub
11 Maafu Street, Suva
e: [email protected]