Tavarua Island Resort
Small Island. Big Heart.

Hope Spot

 

Hope Spot

Mission Blue x Tavarua Island


“Tavarua Island offers hope for not only the local marine wildlife but for all life in the Fijian islands,”
— Dr. Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue.

What is a hope spot?

Large or small these areas pin point crucial locations in the earths blue heart. While over 12% of the earths land (national parks) are under some sort of protection less than 6% of the ocean is protected in anyway. Hope spots are here to plan and aide in action for the future protection of these areas to aide in the health of our oceans…

How did Tavarua Island Become a hope spot?

The unique waters that surround our heart shaped island contain more than 1/3 of the worlds coral species and Indo Pacific’s Coral Reef Fish! With great succsess in our repopulation of the Giant Clams through our island nursery, Tavarua Island also organically supports a diverse set of important marine species both on island and the surrounding waters. Through our commitment to continued education and co-operation with our local villages we have been successfully aiding in thriving symbiotic species and safe haven breeding ground for these creatures!

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This Marine life includes

  • Hard & Soft Coral Species

  • Banded Sea Snakes

  • 3 x Endangered Sea Turtles Including:

  • Green Sea, Hawksbill, and Leatherbacks.

  • Spinner Dolphins

  • A Range Of Migratory & Pelagic Fish

  • An Array Of Invertebrates, Several Shark Species

  • + Even The Occasional Migrating Whale!


as we continue to lead through action with ongoing sustainable business practices and environmental awareness Mission Blue is offering a helping hand in our future.


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What Happens Next?

With support from Mission Blues, we hope to create an official Marine Protected area. This policy development will encourage sustainable tourism practices, preserve and protect the unique island terrestrial and marine habitats, coral reef species, and ecological processes present on and around the island.

with this GLOBAL SUPPORT, the CONTINUED EFFORTS of OUR TAVARUA FAMILY, AND THE AIDE OF THE FIJIAN GOVERNMENT, WE LOOK FORWARD TO documenting and SHARING CONTINUED SUCCESS. we are excited to look towards future ENRICHment of THis pristine ENVIRONMENT and sharing it’s wealth for generations TO COME.


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MISSION BLUE

this AMAZING GLOBAL COALITION is LED BY LEGENDARY OCEANOGRAPHER DR. SYLVIA EARLE. it CALLS FOR PUBLIC AWARENESS, ACCESS, AND SUPPORT FOR A WORLDWIDE NETWORK OF MARINE PROTECTED AREAS…