This is the first of many installments that will provide you with details about WDCS’s work in the Pacific Islands Region. I’ve been fortunate to work in the region for many years now including some very interesting locations like Samoa, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and the Federated States of Micronesia. In 2008 I moved to Fiji on a more permanent basis and have been working in collaboration with the University of the South Pacific and Flinders University as I run the Pacific Islands Programme for WDCS.
I’ll shortly be telling you about some of our ongoing projects including research on spinner dolphin resting habitat, short-finned pilot whale acoustics, and humpback whale migration. I’ll also be updating you on other WDCS initiatives including technical work with the UN Convention of Migratory Species and regional capacity building trainings and workshops.
I’ll also be throwing in some insights about living on a small tropical island in the middle of the very large Pacific Ocean.
More soon … so stay tuned.