Fiji wins UN grant to conserve marine life ecosystems

Part of the metal pipe measuring 120m sitting on the Haravi reef off of Namada on the Coral Coast. Picture: SUPPLIED/Reef Explorer Fiji

Fiji has won a United Nations grant to conserve and protect coastal reefs, marine life ecosystems while empowering local communities who rely on reefs for their survival.

The announcement has been made by the UN Joint Sustainable Development Goals Fund.

Fiji, Indonesia, Malawi and Uruguay were selected from 155 proposals from over 100 country applicants across the globe.

Fiji will receive $11.2 million to catalyze strategic financing to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The allocation expands the Joint SDG Fund’s investments to date to US$223 million, encompassing programming in 112 countries for Integrated Social Protection and SDG Investments.

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