In the News: Big Isle woman restores Fijian reefs by planting coral

Fiji' reefs face environmental pressure due to climate change, and some residents are taking extraordinary measures to protect their marine ecosystem.

Makaira Resort owner Roberta Davis makes the news in this article by Robert Kay in Hawaii’s Star Advertiser.

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Roberta Davis, who resides in Taveuni, Fiji’s Garden Island, has turned a coral planting project at Makaira Resort, the place she owns with her husband, John LlanEs, into a tourism attraction.

“The Fiji government understands that people get their livelihood from healthy reefs
and that visitors travel from around the world to see them. I’ve had tourists tell me that our inshore reef is the most beautiful that they’ve ever experienced.”