Island of Hope

In a remote village in Fiji, nature and people are working together to save each other

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM February 3, 2010

Shark in Fiji. Credit: Jeff Yonover

A pod of dolphins play in the bay as we hop off a small motorboat into knee-deep water. Back home, it is Thanksgiving, cold and gray, but here in Fiji, the air is windless and steamy. This country of tropical islands speckles the Pacific Ocean near the equator, several hours by plane from Australia and New Zealand.

If a reef has lots of big fish, including reef sharks (shown), that's a good sign that the reef is healthy and doing well.

If a reef has lots of big fish, including reef sharks (shown), that's a good sign that the reef is healthy and doing well.

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