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Priority forests for conservation in Fiji: landscapes, hotspots and ecological processes

Olson, D. and Farley, L. and Patrick, A. and Watling, Dick and Tuiwawa, Marika and Masibalavu, V. and Lenoa, L. and Bogiva, Alifereti and Qauqau, I. and Atherton, J. and Caginitoba, A. and Tokota’a, M. and Prasad, Sunil R. and Morley, Craig and Naisilisili, W. and Raikabula, A. and Mailautoka, K. and Allnutt, T. (2010) Priority forests for conservation in Fiji: landscapes, hotspots and ecological processes. Oryx, 44 (1). pp. 57-70. ISSN 0030-6053

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Abstract

Fiji's National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan encourages refinements to conservation priorities based on analyses of new information. Here we propose a network of Priority Forests for Conservation based on a synthesis of new studies and data that have become available since legislation of the Action Plan in 2001. For selection of Priority Forests we considered minimum-area requirements for some native species, representation goals for Fiji's habitats and species assemblages, key ecological processes and the practical realities of conservation areas in Fiji. Forty Priority Forests that cover 23% of Fiji's total land area and 58% of Fiji's remaining native forest were identified. The analysis confirms the majority of conservation priority areas previously identified, recommends several new areas, and supports the Government of Fiji's policy goal of protecting 40% of remaining natural forests to achieve the goals of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan and sustain ecosystem services for Fijian communities and economies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > Herbarium
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2010 15:52
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 14:58
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/1906
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