The SEA LIFE London Aquarium sponsors Miss South Pacific’s Postgraduate Diploma
Since getting to know the Managing Director of South Pacific Projects earlier this year, I agreed to support various Fiji-based conservation initiatives, not only in my capacity as Miss Fiji and Miss South Pacific, but also because I have a background in Marine Science from the University of the South Pacific.
I was recently given the opportunity to go out to Moon Reef in Tailevu with Howard, the Global Vision International volunteers, and Dr Cara Miller of the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society International to work on the Spinner Dolphin Project for two weeks. This was a huge boost for me as I am currently doing my postgraduate studies at the University of the South Pacific in Conservation and Biodiversity, specifically Advanced Biogeography and this gave me a lot of research experience and material to work with.
After speaking with Howard again I was presented with the possibility for The SEA LIFE London Aquarium to sponsor my further studies at the University of the South Pacific while I carry out my Postgraduate Diploma. I am very grateful for this opportunity and this is a clear indication of the SEA LIFE London Aquarium’s commitment to marine conservation and capacity building in small island nations such as Fiji. I look forward to working closely with the London Aquarium and South Pacific Projects on future marine conservation and research initiatives in Fiji and elsewhere in the Pacific region.
Alisi Rabukawaqa, Fiji