Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji

 
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has made updates to their project page.
    • 10 months ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    A successful 2 and a half years!
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter,  After two and a half years of research working alongside Whale and Dolphin Conservation and 12 research phases, GVI Fiji has amassed a significant amount of behavioral data on this unique spinner dolphin Pod! The consistent funding over this period of time through the GVI Charitable Trust and our...
    • 10 months ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has received 1 donation
    • 10 months ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has received 2 donations
    • 11 months ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has received 27 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    The Success of the Seaweed Farming Pilot Project
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter, Over-fishing and illegal fishing occurs in Fiji as with many other countries that do not have the resources to combat it. This illegal fishing has a great impact on dolphin communities, who often get caught in the cross-fire.  Seaweed farming around the world is an incredibly fast growing industry with...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    A New Digital Sound Recorder
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter,  I hope this report finds you well. During the April instance of the GVI Spinner Dolphin Research project, the research team spent 9 days recording dolphin behavior on Moon Reef. A new digital sound recorder, funded by the GVI Charitable Trust and your donations, improved the quality of the hydrophone...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Dolphin Research Project Equipment
    By - Sophie Birkett - Head of Operations, Charitable Trust
    Dear Supporter, I hope 2014 has gone off to a good start for you.  2013 was a fantastic year for GVI Fiji thanks to your support and donations.  Here are some of our highlights from 2013 for GVI Fiji thanks to your donations! Volunteers fundraise,distribute food aid, and carry out repairs to infrastructure in the...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Nacula Tikina Yaubula Management Support Meeting
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Dear Supporter, In June GVI Fiji’s Marine Research & Conservation Team facilitated a Yaubula Management Support Team (YMST) Meeting for the Nacula Tikina (District). Yaubula translates to the environment or more literally to the community of living things on land and in the sea. The goal of setting up a YMST is to...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    GPS and Go-Pro to support data collection
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    Dear supporter, Recently, funding from people like you through the Charitable Trust was used to purchase a new GPS unit for the spinner dolphin research project. This device is used to mark GPS points during the research session in order to document where photos are taken and where the C-pod (underwater recording device) is...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has received 25 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Marine Awareness and Resource Management Training
    By - Dan Lund - Fiji Country Director
    GVI’s Marine Science team decided to coordinate a ‘Fish Warden, Marine Awareness and Resource Management Training Workshop’ after completing intial awareness evenings in Enendala, Malakati, Matacawalevu, Matayalevu, Nacula, Naisisili, Navatua, and Vuaki villages. Previous and existing marine management...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Fiji Cyclone Evan update
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust manager
    On Dec 17th 2012 the Fiji Islands were bombarded by a Category 4 Cyclone, gusting up to 270km/H and causing widespread damage across the island group. The eye of Cyclone Evan passed directly through the region of the Yasawa Islands where GVI has been working since June 2011, damaging infrastructure and destroying...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Cyclone Evan
    By - Sophie Birkett - Charitable Trust Manager
    On 17th December 2012, Severe Tropical Cyclone Evan hit the Fijian islands, causing catastrophic damage. Damaging heavy waves, rain and thunderstorms including severe flash flooding hit the Yasawas and Western Division. The Yasawas islands, where the GVI Charitable Trust work, was severely affected. Winds exceeding 125...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Digital Projector Purchase
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    During the Third Phase of the Spinner Dolphin Research project, the GVI Charitable Trust funded a new digital projector to assist in both the training of volunteer researchers and the dissemination of information to local stakeholders on the status of their marine assets and the results of the ongoing research into the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Marine Update
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    The GVI marine research team here on the Tovoto base in the Yasawa’s have had a great couple of weeks. On top of our regular activities of training and surveying, the unusually calm sea conditions have meant that we’ve been able to go on some excellent fun dives. In the past two weeks we’ve seen sharks,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has received 44 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Spinner Dolphin Research
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    On route to Dawasamu, the anticipation of viewing the acrobatic Spinner Dolphin's in their natural habitat was written across the GVI volunteers faces. This would be a trip to remember. Here is an update straight from the field, by one of our volunteers Jack:  On arrival we were shown to our accommodation by the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Moon Reef Survey
    By - Alice Hawkes - Charitable Trust Team
    Last week Candice, GVI Marine Science Coordinator, Dan, Country Director, and Howard, South Pacific Projects Director, volunteered to carry out initial biodiversity surveys of Moon Reef in Dawasamu, home to the Spinner Dolphins and our project. In addition to surveying the site, marking GPS points, and installing marker...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Meeting with the High Chief
    By - Aoife Bulman - Charitable Trust Team
    On February 7th, we met Ratu Epeli, the High Chief of the Takina (kingdom), at Oarsmans Bay lodge to present a Sevu Sevu (traditional ceremony in which an offering is made in exchange for a blessing). A discussion followed in which Ratu Epeli charted the history of his time as chief and the changing state of attitudes...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has made updates to their project page.
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Amazing support for the GVI Charitable Trust
    By - Ross Deans - GVI Charitable Trust Manager
    We would like to share the most recent trustee report from the GVI Charitable Trust. This report covers the six month period from July to December 2011. We are delighted to share that this has been by far our most successful period, raising in six months nearly as much as we did the whole of the previous year. This increase...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji posted a progress report
    Howard & Zeina on the last leg of their challenge
    By - Ross Deans - GVI Charitable Trust Manager
    Howard and Zeina are now very near the end of their epic challenge to cycle from London to Marrakech to raise funds to support Whale and Dolphin conservation in Fiji.   Here Howard shares his thoughts as they battle through the toughest part of their 2,900 challenge: ‘Allah u’Akbar, you could almost believe...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has received 20 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Long-term protection of Whales & Dolphins in Fiji has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 4 years ago
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Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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