Fiji Environmental Law Association

Promoting Sustainable Resource Management and the Protection of Fiji's Environment Through Law

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The primary purpose of the Environmental Law Association (FELA) is to promote the sustainable management of natural resources through law. FELA was formed with the support and assistance of the Oceania Office of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a result of concerns that many in the legal community had about the apparent lack of general awareness on issues pertaining to the environment. Despite Fiji having a wide range of environmental laws, it was generally accepted that many were neither effectively implemented nor enforced. FELA seeks to remedy this shortcoming.






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fela releases newsletter issue 1

The Environmental Law Association released the first issue Newsletter of 2014 Highlighting past events and activities and latest news.



What we do

The Primary purpose of the Environmental Law Association (FELA) is to promote the sustainable management of natural resources through law. FELA was formed with the support and assistance of the Oceania Office of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as a result of concerns that many in the legal community had about the apparent lack of general awareness on issues pertaining to the environment. Despite Fiji having a wide range of environmental laws, it was generally accepted that many were neither effectively implemented nor enforced. FELA seeks to remedy this shortcoming.






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TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ASSOCIATION

The Annual General Meeting of the Environmental Law Association Limited will be held on Wednesday 12th of March, 2014 from 5.00pm onwards at the Veitiri Conference Room, 5 Ma’afu Street, Suva.

AGENDA

1.        Registration of Members

2.        Welcome and notification of proxies

3.        Confirmation of Minutes/ Matters Arising

4.        Adoption of audited Financial Reports

5.        General Business   


All current financial members are entitled to be present to vote at the meeting either in person or by proxy. Proxies must be deposited with the Secretary not less than 15 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting. Contact the ELA office at 3300122 for a proxy form.

NOTICE OF FELA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

As a part of FELA’s strategic objective (4.1) to improve member participation and engagement through social, participatory and engaging event s, FELA is offering all its members and opportunity to participate in an educational and fun day trip to Takalana Bay Retreat in May this year.  Registration is open to all members and friends of FELA. Costs per/adult: $80.00, per/child: $40.00. Payment is on first come first serve basis. Fees include, transport (bus – provided by FELA), morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, bottled water, dolphin watch tour and administrative costs.  For more information please read the attached flyer.  To register for this event please email Terence.chow@fela.org.fj or call 3300122/708099

FELA MEMBERS AND FRIENDS SITE VISIT 2014

fela releases newsletter issue 1

The Environmental Law Association released the first issue Newsletter of 2014 Highlighting past events and activities and latest news.



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primary school outreach program







The first Primary School Outreach Program for the year was hosted by Nehru Memorial Primary School on 11th March, 2014.


FELA would like to take this opportunity to thank Nehru Memorial Primary School for their participation and also extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Principal Mrs Singh and the class eight teachers, Mr Prasad and Mr Patel  for their hospitality during our short visit.

OPERATION TO CLEAR HARBOUR














Fiji Ports Corporation Limited is ready to embark on a costly journey to remove 25 vessels submerged in the Suva Harbour.


Normally removing a fishing vessel costs the authority $25,000.00, but at times this figure can increase because the cost of removing a sunken ship depends on the size of the vessel.




WHALE HUNT IN OUR WATERS














JAPAN'S decision to send a whaling fleet into the Pacific for "scientific research" faces strong opposition in the region. 
Whale advocates in the Pacific, including Fiji, said the move was not justified after a court ruling by the International Court of Justice last month banned the Japanese fleets from whaling off Antarctica because Japan was whaling commercially, not for scientific reasons as it had previously claimed.