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SOS funding

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, January 18, 2014

ONE of Fiji's major conservation organisations, NatureFiji-MareqetiViti, has received funding for a two-year project to find out more about the acmopyle plant, the leaf the organisation boasts on its logo.

The plant acmopyle sahniana, according to the organisation's 2014 newsletter, is a very rare conifer only found in upland forests of Viti Levu, one of the reasons they chose to use it in their logo.

"It is a Gondwanaland relic whose presence in Fiji is an unexplained mystery," the organisation reported last week.

"Acmopyle has a dire conservation outlook but without a national or international profile. It was for this reason that NFMV chose its leaflet as our logo."

In light of this finding, the organisation received an SOS Threatened Species Grant for the next two years to find out more about the plant.

"We have received funding for a two-year project to learn more about this very special tree and initiate some conservation measures.

"The project will feature NFMV working with landowners at two or three recently discovered sites, empowering them through awareness and field training to be able to monitor their acmopyle populations."





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