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A framework for socioeconomic valuation of biodiversity in the PABITRA focal sites in Fiji

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Title: A framework for socioeconomic valuation of biodiversity in the PABITRA focal sites in Fiji
Authors: Korovulavula, Isoa
LC Subject Headings: Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect Network.
Biological diversity--Social aspects--Fiji--Viti Levu.
Biological diversity--Economic aspects--Fiji--Viti Levu.
Natural history--Periodicals.
Science--Periodicals.
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Issue Date: Apr 2005
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Citation: Korovulavula I. A framework for socioeconomic valuation of biodiversity in the PABITRA focal sites in Fiji. Pac Sci 59(2): 205-211.
Series/Report no.: vol. 59, no. 2
Abstract: Nasoata Island is a predominantly mangrove island located near the outflow and delta of the Rewa River, Fiji's largest and longest river. The river originates on the eastern slopes of Mt. Tomaniivi in the Central Highlands of Viti Levu. The island has been selected as an integral coastal site for Fiji's PABITRA Gateway Transect. Information is provided on: (1) the reasons it was selected as a PABITRA site; (2) geographical, geological, climatic, and edaphic setting; (3) the vegetation; and (4) brief notes on the fauna, with particular focus on the avifauna. Because of its rich flora and fauna, Nasoata Island is an excellent “prototype” coastal and mangrove site for enhancing our understanding of the complexities of island biodiversity, both within Fiji and in relation to other small offshore islands within the broader PABITRA network.
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24174
ISSN: 0030-8870
DOI: 10.1353/psc.2005.0022
Appears in Collections:Pacific Science Volume 59, Number 2, 2005



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