September 24, 2008

The Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count: November 2 -8, 2008

Help celebrate and record Fiji’s amazing coral reef biodiversity, have fun and show you care about our world’s delicate coral reef systems; take part in a week-long hunt for the Great Fiji Butterflyfish!


2008 is the International Year of the Reef (IYOR), and the whole world is going coral reef crazy! Countries across the globe are holding special activities and programmes to raise awareness and help conserve the corals and the animals that live on them.

Fiji’s special activity is The Great Fiji Butterflyfish Count. In November 2008, people from all over the world will come to Fiji to have fun counting Butterflyfish while diving, snorkelling or riding glass-bottom boats, and will contribute their results to a Fiji-wide Butterflyfish Biodiversity project to be published internationally.


This event is supported by the Fiji Government Departments of Tourism, Environment and Fisheries, the Fiji Visitors’ Bureau, and several reef conservation organisations. Special tourism promotions will be available during the week of November 2-8.


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