Monday, December 2, 2013

Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Awards

3 December 2013, Suva Fiji - A special ceremony to commemorate the Inaugural Pacific Islands Environment Leadership Awards took place in Suva, Fiji last night.

The 9th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas opened in Suva yesterday with day one ending on a high note as participants celebrated the achievements and contributions of individuals, communities, non-governmental organisations, private enterprises, and countries towards achieving an environmentally sustainable Pacific.

"People are at the centre of conservation efforts, we must honour, embrace and celebrate our Champions," said Mr. David Sheppard, Director General of SPREP.

The awards were presented by Mr Aiyaz Sayed- Khaiyum, Attorney General, Minister for Justice, Anti – Corruption, Public Enterprises, Communications, Civil Aviation, Tourism, Industry and Trade, Local Government, Urban Development, Housing and Environment.

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