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Exhibition raises awareness on wildlife protection and conservation

June 25, 2015 1:01 am

An art exhibition depicting the richness of wildlife in the Vatu i Ra Seascape is open at the Fiji Museum in Suva.

Wildlife Conservation Society communications officer Dwain Qalovaki says the exhibition has been six months in the making.

“When we talk about the science of conservation and climate change a lot of people don’t understand it. We are looking at creative ways of getting that message across to more people and in a way in which people can understand and relate to. Art and photography is one of those ways.”

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The Vatu-i-Ra Seascape Art Exhibition has been organised by the Wildlife Conservation Society and features over 30 Fijian artists showcasing about 75 works of art.

The Vatu-i-Ra seascape which includes the provinces of Bua, Lomaiviti, Ra and Tailevu is home to about 120 plant species unique to the area and more than 1000 fish species.

It is also a world class diving destination attracting approximately 36,000 tourists per year.

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