Tag: VEPA

  • An interns insight: Coral bleaching

    Blog post by Kirstie Corals are a beautifying agent of the ocean that connects you and me. These marine invertebrates that vary in color accommodates our marine wildlife, although it is mistaken at times as plants but are instead a fascinating marine animal. Corals have a mutually beneficial relationship with a specific type of microscopic […]

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  • Team Member Updates…..

    Over the last few months and without easy communication access and in between Covid lockdowns the VEPA team has continued to change! Over the coming months we hope to share more stories from the team and especially the work through their lives and words! My name is Talita and I’m 20 years of age. I […]

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  • 2021 in a very brief review…..

    2021 in a very brief review…..

    2021 was an intense year for the VEPA board and team, achieving many goals and highlights through the year. We know that vast challenges still lay ahead and that no one year will provide a solution however every small step taken is one step closer. We are as always very thankful to our funding and […]

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  • Youth Field Report: Monitoring Red List Ecosystems with Department of Environment and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

    Youth Field Report: Monitoring Red List Ecosystems with Department of Environment and Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.

    The first in a series of reports from the youth team, as they learn and explore working in the field and office. Grateful as always to the assistance of Lisa Fanua, Susana Ika and Sesimani Loni for their efforts to guide and support the youth team. Malo lahi to Department of Environment and Ministry of […]

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  • Part 1: Overview – Near-shore, Vava’u

    Part 1: Overview – Near-shore, Vava’u

    Up until the 1990’s, ocean areas within Tonga were declared as open access for all Tongans, in the hopes of allowing everyone equal and fair sharing of its resources. Over the years this caused a serious downfall in the status and health of the marine habitats, fish and invertebrate resources, that the communities heavily rely […]

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  • A Plastic Tail

    A Plastic Tail

    VEPA and the Ocean Ambassadors are joining forces to raise funds to recycle the plastics on our beaches and coastal areas. Fundraising Target: US$5,000 The funds collected will enable us to Build the Plastic Shredder machine Build the Plastics Compressor machine Build the Injection machine Support plastics collection by purchasing from the communities Creating the […]

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