An initial rapid biodiversity assessment and archaeological survey was done on the Emalu forest area in the Navosa province on Viti Levu
Southern Lau Expedition
As part of the baseline survey of the Southern Lau group for terrestrial and marine resources, with various government ministries and NGOs, the herbarium provided financial support and expertise in the fields of plant and vegetation ecology, mammology and entomology. External links: http://www.conservation.org/publications/Documents/lessonsLearned/CI_CEPF_Biodiversity_Conservation_Lessons-22-Southern-Lau.pdf http://www.cepf.net/SiteCollectionDocuments/poly_micro/FinalCompletionReport_USP_RapidBiologicalAssessmentSurveySouthernLauFiji.pdf
The highlight of a recent rapid botanical assessment survey to Kadavu island by the herbarium team, resulted in the discovery of a potentially new and unique species of Medinilla sp. (plant related to the tagimoucia) that has white flowers. The plant specimen collected from this species is currently being taxonomically assessed.
Lau Biodiversity Survey : CI/USP
Another grant from CI helped support a biodiversity survey of Southern Lau in Fiji. The Lau group are an outer island group of Fiji far from the capital and the most recent biodiversity study had been undertaken in 1924. In 2007 a survey was done of the northern Lau islands and in 2009 central Lau. […]
Conservation International (CI)
The Herbarium staff have received funding from Conservation International (CI) to undertake studies on the biodiversity of Fiji’s montane rain forest and to study the conservation of two endangered butterflies in Fiji.
Darwin Initiative project: ‘Focus on Fiji: Insect Inventories for Biodiversity Assessment
IAS also has two major projects funded by the UK-based Darwin Initiative. Under one several people are being trained in entomology and insect collections have been made in ten locations. Under work on the second project a Postgraduate Diploma in protected area management has been developed and the year-long Pacific Island Community-based Conservation Course was […]