South Pacific Projects is a UK based non-profit marine conservation organisation. We collaborate with donors like The SEA LIFE London Aquarium whose generous donations fund research and conservation initiatives in the Pacific.
In Fiji, we assisted in the creation of the country’s first community managed Marine Mammal Protected Area (MMPA). MPAs have been demonstrably proven to provide long-term food security and protect biodiversity. Our project partners are Whale & Dolphin Conservation, the SEA LIFE London Aquarium and communty conservation group, the Dawasamu Environment Movement.
Our community based projects focus on capacity building to empower local people to establish and manage their own MPAs. The Moon Reef MMPA in the North East of Viti Levu, was specifically established to protect marine mammals, in this case a resident pod of Spinner dolphins (Stenella longirostris).
In 2013, we will be working with our partners to initiate a groundbreaking new cetacean conservation project in Papua New Guinea.