Air Pacific, Fiji’s national airline, recently announced that it will be supporting the work of the Mamanuca Environment Society (MES), a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and preserving the beautiful Mamanuca Islands lying to the west of Nadi in Fiji. The airline will be contributing $20,000 annually to MES.
The MES is involved in both on-the-ground cleanup and restoration efforts on the islands, and in educational outreach in Fiji’s schools and communities. It monitors the health of the many coral reefs surrounding the islands, oversees a program to protect beaches where sea turtles nest, and works to gather baseline data to analyze water quality and identify pollution sources. Field excursions, guest lecture programs, and community meetings are all part of MES’ outreach efforts to raise awareness of the issues that affect the islands’ ecosystems.
In a release announcing the partnership between Air Pacific and MES, the airline’s CEO and Managing Director David Pflieger emphasized the importance of environmental stewardship to the company.
“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,” Mr. Pflieger said.
For more information on the Mamanuca Environment Society’s projects, see mesfiji.org.