Home   Publications   Search   Copyright Informations   Contact   Editorial Details   Sitemap 

Bilder Wildlife, Natur, Unterwasser, Bären,Alaska,Weißer Hai,Tigerhai
Klaus Jost - Bildergalerie von Wildlife, Natur- & Unterwasserphotographie de /  en Klaus Jost - pictures of wildlife-, nature- & underwater photographie

Apps (iPhone, iPad & iPod):
Seabirds - Photo Collection of Seabirds & Wild birdsgreat white shark
Sharks - Photo Collection of Different Shark Speciessharks
Seabirds - Photo Collection of Seabirds & Wild birdsseabirds

Science - Fiji Shark Project

Scientific shark articles

Alaska & Wildlife




Egypt - Land of the Nile

Fauna & Flora Fiji

Fiji sharkproject

Harbour Construction



Penguins & seals

Polar bear




Southern Right Whale


Wildlife South Africa

ECO-PORTAL - An ecological joint project

Bookmark and Share

Shark Conservation in Fiji

Located off the southern coast of Fiji.s main island of Viti Levu lays Shark Reef Marine Reserve, a marine park completely dedicated to the protection of sharks. Boasting eight regular resident species of sharks and more than 300 species of fish, this is arguably the best place world wide for experiencing huge bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) up close and personal.
The marine park is run by a local dive operation together with two villages who have relinquished their fishing rights in favor of a direct contribution from the divers, thus constituting an excellent template for long-term sustainable ecotourism. Shark Reef Marine Reserve is a highly successful small-scale and local community-based conservation project in the South Pacific.

Having been established in 2004 by retired Deutsche Bank executive and now full-time conservationist Mike Neumann and a team of highly professional and motivated Fijian nationals, it has since been a highly successful object of cutting-edge scientific research by Swiss zoologist Dr. Juerg Brunnschweiler and Bishop Museum Associate John Earle, with funding from the Shark Foundation, the Save our Seas Foundation and PADI Project AWARE.
Shark Reef Marine Reserve Fiji is home to the Bull Shark Tagging Programme. It monitors local- and regional-scale movement patterns of not only bull sharks, but other shark and fish species as well, using state-of-the-art satellite and acoustic telemetry. Following a highly successful study using pop-up satellite archival tags to study the vertical and horizontal movements and habitat use of bull sharks, the current research is focusing on small-scale, local movements using passive acoustic telemetry.
After placing receivers on various surrounding locations, the sharks are being fed small acoustic transmitters that trigger the receivers whenever a tagged shark should swim by. The insights thus gained into day/night movement patterns and presence/absence data from various reefs provide valuable data for planning any subsequent expansion of the protected area. This has already led to the establishment of a 30 mile protected .Shark Corridor. in 2006.

A contribution to marine life conservation efforts in the South Pacific: The Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji (PDF)

8 August 2006: A new and unexpected host for the sharksucker (Echeneis naucrates) with a brief review of the echeneid.host interactions (PDF)

An integrated approach to study bull shark behaviour and ecology in the South Pacific: The Bull Shark Tagging Programme
Juerg M. Brunnschweiler

Pictures of Shark research

Shark species Shark Reef

Bull shark

tiger shark

Silvertip shark

Tawny nurse shark

Gray reef shark

Blacktip reef shark

Whitetip reef shark

© Klaus Jost - wildlife- & nature- & underwater
All texts and pictures present at this website, are protected by international copyright laws.
Each kind of the duplication, which is manipulating or storage of pictures without the written permission of Klaus Jost is expressly forbidden.