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Air Pacific, Society team up

By FONUA TALEI Air Pacific and the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES) have announced a new partnership aimed at funding the environmental organisation’s core activities. Air Pacific has begun its FJ$20,000
04 Aug 2012 08:58

By FONUA TALEI

Members of Mamanuca Environment Society work on preserving the turtle population.

Air Pacific and the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES) have announced a new partnership aimed at funding the environmental organisation’s core activities. Air Pacific has begun its FJ$20,000 annual contributions to assist the MES’s efforts to preserve the environment and promote environmental awareness through school and community programmes that will preserve the pristine natural beauty of the Mamanucas and surrounding islands.
“We all have a stake in preserving Fiji’s pristine beauty, and we are pleased to support the important work the Mamanuca Environment Society is doing in this regard.Throughout the Mamanucas and Western VitiLevu, the organisation’s outstanding efforts extend from our beaches and oceans into island schools and communities,” Dave Pflieger, Air Pacific’s managing director and chief executive officer, said.
Mr Pflieger noted that in addition to raising awareness on conservation, the MES does great work in helping clean-up the islands, contribute and work on turtle conservation, the removal of the damaging crown-of-thorns starfish, coral restoration, reef check surveys, and waste management projects.
Betani Salusalu of the MES applauded the airline.
“By lending this support, Air Pacific has demonstrated its commitment to our home and Fiji’s environment. We will use the annual grant to fund our core activities which will ensure locals and visitors alike can continue to enjoy the pristine natural environment that our islands are famous for,” he said.
“Our approach to conservation is tailored. We put a lot of thought and care into protecting the stunning marine and terrestrial environment of the Mamanuca Islands and the Western Division of Fiji’s main island,” he said.




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