Fiji Ridge to Reef Project


The Fiji Ridge to Reef Project aims to preserve biodiversity, ecosystem services, sequester carbon, improve climate resilience and sustain livelihoods through a ridge to reef management of priority water catchments on the two main islands of Fiji. The approach will address key environmental issues in an integrated manner. It will bolster Fiji's national system of marine protected areas through an enhanced, representative and sustainable system of Locally Managed Marine Areas including greater protection of threatened marine species. Negative impacts of land-based activities on these Marine Protected Areas will be reduced through development and implementation of integrated catchment management plans, including mangrove protection, the adoption of appropriate sustainable land use practices and riparian restoration in adjoining upstream watersheds as well as terrestrial protected areas, restored and rehabilitated forests. 

The selected priority catchments are Ba River, Tuva River and Waidina River/Rewa Delta on Viti Levu and Labasa River, Vunivia River and Tunuloa district on Vanua Levu.

Project Outcomes

United Nations Development Assistance Framework Outcome(s): The UNDAF for the Pacific Sub-Region 2013-2017 Outcome Area 1: Environmental management, climate change and disaster risk management. 

UNDP Strategic Plan Environment and Sustainable Development Primary Outcome: Output 2.5 Legal and regulatory frameworks, policies and institutions enabled to ensure the conservation, sustainable use, access and benefit sharing of natural resources, biodiversity and ecosystems, in line with international conventions and national legislation. 

UNDP Strategic Plan Secondary Outcome: Output 2.4 Frameworks and dialogue processes engaged for effective and transparent engagement of civil society in national development. 

Who finances it?

Total allocated resources     USD$37,629,626
Global Environment Facility USD$  7,387,614  
UNDP in kind USD$    450,000  


National Government



Private Sector USD$  1,210,000  
NGO Partners USD$  1,868,209  

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