“Uniting Communities to Save Coral Reefs.” That’s the mission of the Coral Reef Alliance, and we’re working with local communities in Oneata to identify and implement solutions for their future.
Coral reefs and fish populations are intricately linked, and the decline of coral reef health in Fiji has jeopardized food security in Oneata, where a remote location means that local communities depend on fishing for both their food and income.
CORAL is teaming up with local leaders in Oneata to create win-win plans that benefit both the community and conservation. This type of management structure enables families to maintain their livelihoods and, at the same time, builds sustainable resource systems that will last for generations.
Implementing stronger regulations against overfishing, teaching community members about sustainable alternatives and protecting coral reefs in and around the local fishing grounds will ensure that the people of Oneata safeguard their own future as well as the future of nearby ecosystems.
CORAL has a long history of working with communities in Fiji to protect coral reefs and the people who rely on them. We know that people and reefs depend on each other, and we’re working in Fiji and a number of other places across the globe to unite communities to save coral reefs.
But we can’t do it alone; we need your help. Right now, we have the local support necessary to develop durable solutions that can exist well into the future. But we do not yet have the financial resources to turn these solutions into reality for the Oneata community. Today, we ask you to consider making a donation. Please visit www.coral.org/safeguardingfijisreefs to donate and learn more about how you can support communities like Oneata and save coral reefs.
“Mainly we just want the youth to be educated, so they can look for long-term business. Mainly for supporting their children. If we keep on harvesting, we don’t get the fish for our children.”
Learn more at www.coral.org/safeguardingfijisreefs