Archipelagos of Fiji

Vanua Levu Group

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Great Sea Reef MacuataGreat Sea Reef, MacuataThe third longest barrier reef system in the world with intact systems of lagoons, channels, mangroves and seagrass habitats. GLOBAL IMPORTANCE
Namenalala Conservation AreaNamenalalaA marine protected area located at a barrier reef system influenced by two oceanic parts. Oceanic route for open ocean species (whales, turtles, dolphins). GLOBAL IMPORTANCE
Cikobia Island Macuata Vanua LevuCikobia Island, MacuataIsolated volcanic island
Udu Nakusa Macuata Conservation Area Vanua LevuUdu-Nakusa, MacuataDiverse habitat range, sandflats, mangrove, seagrass and coral reefs
Savusavu Bay Vanua LevuSavusavu Bay, Vanua LevuFiji’s largest inland salt lake connected to ocean by river. Scattered reefs with areas of seagrass and mangroves
Bua Mangroves and Associated Reefs Vanua LevuBua Mangroves and Associated Reefs, Vanua LevuNetwork of nearshore reefs and intact mangrove systems

Viti Levu Group

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Ba Delta and Patch ReefsBa Delta and Patch ReefsExtensive mangrove systems
Beqa Conservation Area FijiBeqaA historically biodiversity rich and popular dive site.
Rewa Delta Vitu LevuRewa Delta, Vitu LevuDiverse and representative area of mangroves and mudflat systems
Yaqara Reef Complex RaYaqara Reef Complex, RaDistinct range of barrier and patch reefs with extensive mangrove systems

Rotuma Group

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Rotuma Conservation AreaRotumaAn isolated volcanic island west of the main Fiji group. Geographical and oceanic conditions creates a distinct range of habitats and species composition. GLOBAL IMPORTANCE

Ringgold Isles

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area

Yasawa Group

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Off Yasawa Islands Conservation Area FijiOff Yasawas One of the largest seamount in the Fiji Pelagic species such as tuna, sharks.

Moala Islands

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area

Mamanuca Islands

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Nadi Mamanuca BayNadi-Mamanuca BayAssociated conditions with the group of islands provide habitat for nesting turtles and its dry coastal vegetation supports a distinct assemblage of birds and other fauna.
Yadua Island Conservation Area Mamanuca archipelagoYadua Island and passage reefs

Lomaiviti Islands

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Lomaiviti Triangle Vatuira Channel Ovalau Makogai Wakaya Channel Triangle Vatuira Channel Ovalau Makogai Wakaya ChannelA region of deep waters with high coral and fish diversity. A known whale breeding and migratory route.
Gau island Conservation Area Lomaiviti archipelagoGau An extremely deep lagoon bound by an extensive barrier reef on the windward side of island.
Koro Sea pelagic Lomaiviti Conservation AreaKoro Sea pelagic, Lomaiviti Seamount and a barrier reef

Lau Group

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Southern LauSouthern LauA region of isolated limestone and oceanic atoll islands with a range of habitats including seagrass, oceanic patch reefs, and extensive barrier reef systems. GLOBAL IMPORTANCE
Vanuavatu Island LauVanuavatu Island, LauLimestone island high fish diversity and biomass, rich epifauna
Duff Reef Conservation Area Lau ArchipelagoDuff Reef
Vanuabalavu Lau Conservation AreaVanuabalavu, LauThe large variable stretch of barrier reef with offshore pinnacles and promontories

Kadavu Group

Conservation Area MapNameDescription of Area
Kadavu Conservation AreaKadavu host the Great Astrolabe ReefA nutrient rich area provides spawning and aggregation conditions for both inshore and offshore fisheries
Kadavu PlateauKadavu Plateau Seamount on southern tip of the island
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Archipelago | An archipelago sometimes called an island group or island chain is a chain, cluster, or collection of islands, or sometimes a sea containing a small number of scattered islands.

(2004). Setting Priorities for Marine Conservation in the Fiji Islands Marine Ecoregion. World Wildlife Fund.