Fiji Time: 10:05 AM on Saturday 21 January

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Kolikata wins $20k

Tevita Vuibau
Thursday, October 08, 2015

FIJI fisherman Paulo Kolikata has beaten more than 20 worldwide nominees to win the $20,000 Coral Reef Alliance 2015 (CORAL) conservation prize.

Mr Kolikata, from Kubulau district in Bua on Vanua Levu, was nominated by the Wildlife Conservation Society for his work with the Kubulau Resource Management Committee (KRMC).

He was presented with the $20,000 award at the CORAL splendor gala in San Francisco, California, on September 26 this year.

Mr Kolikata gave credit to the Kubulau Bose Vanua for choosing him to work on their behalf saying he was honoured and blessed to be chosen.

The volunteer chairman of the Kubulau Resource Management Committee (KRMC) will take his award back to the community and repair existing mooring buoys and install new ones in the Namena Marine Reserve

He also plans to formalise the KRMC into a registered entity and purchase office space and materials to help grow its efforts.

In a statement, CORAL said Mr Kolikata had been on the frontline of conservation and his work had been instrumental in establishing marine protected habitats.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64860.6296
JPY 56.520053.5200
GBP 0.39340.3854
EUR 0.45650.4445
NZD 0.68440.6514
AUD 0.64750.6225
USD 0.48910.4721

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th January, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Bad weather approaches
  2. Drug raid in North
  3. Fire destroys garment facility
  4. Bills rebuff
  5. PM to request for funds
  6. Coral Coast 7s impress greats
  7. Five Fiji Babaas players join sevens extended squad
  8. Work ends at 250-room Fiji Marriott Resort `
  9. No say on chiefly title disputes
  10. New year in tents for students

Top Stories this Week

  1. Radrodro cops $10k fine for facebook rant Wednesday (18 Jan)
  2. Brothers appear for alleged assault, granted bail Saturday (14 Jan)
  3. Ministry to defend its workers Wednesday (18 Jan)
  4. Fiji 7s team to Wellington named Thursday (19 Jan)
  5. QVS opening delayed Sunday (15 Jan)
  6. Snap search uncovers contraband in remand centre Sunday (15 Jan)
  7. Morning blaze destroys home Saturday (14 Jan)
  8. Fijian Jimmy Snuka dies Wednesday (18 Jan)
  9. Kiribati grateful to Cakaudrove Tuesday (17 Jan)
  10. Mourning period ends for the late Roko Tui Bau Saturday (14 Jan)