Adaptation in locally managed marine areas in Fiji

Tawake, Alifereti, and Hoffmaister, Juan (2009) Adaptation in locally managed marine areas in Fiji. In: Mastny, Lisa , (ed.) State of the World 2009: into a warming world. State of the World . W. W. Norton, New York, NY, USA, pp. 90-91.

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Abstract

[Extract] On small islands, adaptive management and planning is the cornerstone for survival. Climate change is putting additional stress on islands’ limited resources, thereby threatening livelihoods. The need for local solutions that are flexible and responsive to the local context is paramount.

The Republic of Fiji has recently gained valuable experience with local adaptive management. In an archipelago of more than 300 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, Fijians have learned to coexist with the ocean for centuries and to make a living through the management of limited resources. As the sea level rises and severe storms become more frequent and damaging due to the changing climate, this management is being put to the test.

Item ID: 15213
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-393-33418-0
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 06:33
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050207 Environmental Rehabilitation (excl Bioremediation) @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050210 Pacific Peoples Environmental Knowledge @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960302 Climate Change Mitigation Strategies @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 50%
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