Now Available – “Ecotales”, a Natural and Cultural History GuidePosted on Friday, January 20th, 2012 at 12:35 pm by Paul Tucker
An intriguing new publication has just been released, Ecotales from Kubulau: A Guide to he Cultural and Natural Heritage of the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape. This guide was published by WCS Fiji and the Coral Reef Alliance. It is intended to raise awareness and show the importance of the plants and animals to local livelihoods, ecosystem functions and cultures, show casing the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape. It is a collection of stories from the elders of Kubulau who share their knowledge and described their associations with species for medicine, building materials, food, decorative arts and totem spirits.
Proceeds from the sale of the guide will directly support ecosystem management and community development in Kubulau. The guide is available at bookshops around Fiji and will be available online from the University of the South Pacific’s Bookcenter, www.uspbookcentre.com.