Projects Abroad’s Shark Conservation Project has its base at Ventura Apartment which is 5 minutes away from the Arts Village in Pacific Harbour, along the Queens Highway. Our project is holistic in its approach and our primary aim is to conserve the sharks that inhabit Fiji. Project activities range from evaluation and monitoring techniques in the form of survey dives, baited underwater cameras and tagging juveniles, to environmental impact mitigation and habitat regeneration through planting mangroves, and community awareness and education by visiting schools and villages. Our holistic approach results in a positive impact on shark nursery grounds and the habitat that supports their primary food source.
We host approximately 500 volunteers each year from across the world who take part in every aspect of the mangrove project including building/maintaining mangrove nurseries, recycling plastic bottles to be used as plant pots, collecting mangrove seedlings, and planting established seedling into the wild.
We have a nursery at our project site which is capable of holding approximately 18,000 mangrove propagules making it the largest mangrove nursery in the South Pacific and quite possibly the world!!