Fiji Time: 5:37 PM on Sunday 23 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Archives » Article Index

Seven flights to Fiji

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

HE travelled half way across the world to share his knowledge and experience in managing marine resources with coastal communities in Fiji.

And after spending two weeks learning about conservation methods, Andriamalamala Gildas will return to Madagascar today with an open mind.

The 27-year-old caught seven flights from his home in south west Madagascar, an island nation off the southeastern coast of Africa, to work on marine resources in Fiji.

He is perhaps the first Madagascar national to come to Fiji.

Mr Gildas works for a non-government organisation, Blue Ventures, an international marine conservation organisation.

"This is my first trip to Fiji and I came to share lessons and experiences from home about marine and resource conservation," he said.

"Fiji is more developed compared to Madagascar and the environment is very green unlike what we have back home.

"Most of the communities in coastal regions are dependent on the coral reef for survival so I came to share my experience with the community in Fiji."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. $50m more
  2. Sturridge out for the season
  3. This team is much fitter than Gold Coast winning team says Ryan
  4. Chaudhry describes budget as 'ambitious and unrealistic'
  5. Three drown
  6. Boxing: Loss ends Cameron's career
  7. Fiji's return anticipated
  8. FCEF: Budget to help Fijians
  9. Fijians win
  10. Alcohol duty up by 10pc

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tourist's death: Murder accused to appear in court Monday (17 Nov)
  2. Stabbed to death Tuesday (18 Nov)
  3. Prime Minister Modi arrives in Fiji Wednesday (19 Nov)
  4. Kill victim cried for help Tuesday (18 Nov)
  5. The man behind the scene Monday (17 Nov)
  6. Bula Mr Modi Wednesday (19 Nov)
  7. Man found unconscious, dies in hospital Monday (17 Nov)
  8. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  9. Modi announces visa on arrival for Fiji people Wednesday (19 Nov)
  10. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)