Mission Blue x Tavarua Island
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!
This Marine life includes
Hard & Soft Coral Species
Banded Sea Snakes
3 x Endangered Sea Turtles Including:
Green Sea, Hawksbill, and Leatherbacks.
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.
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.