Marik Waoute Patrick Natasha Khan Tevita Naikasowalu Eugene Mondu

Environmental Crimes and its Impact to the Indigenous populations – Cases of Fiji, PNG and Vanuatu

A Talk by Tevita Naikasowalu , Marik Waoute Patrick , Eugene Mondu and Natasha Khan

About this Talk

This session will be a discussion between indigenous environmental human rights defenders from three Pacific Islands countries (Fiji, PNG and Vanuatu) and focus on the challenges in combating environmental crimes from the community perspective. Each of the speakers will focus on a different aspect of environmental crimes; black sand off-shore mining in Fiji; illegal logging in PNG and overfishing and implementation of communal bans on fishing as a means to regenerate their lagoon in Vanuatu.

19 October 2023, 02:30 AM

02:30 AM - 03:45 AM

About The Speakers

Tevita Naikasowalu

Tevita Naikasowalu

The Ba Ironsands Project


Marik Waoute Patrick

Marik Waoute Patrick

Chief of Solwota (sea) of Erakor Council of Tribal Chiefs


Eugene Mondu

Eugene Mondu

Forest Restoration Project Director

I am an Environmental Advocate fighting logging issues relation to Oil Palm and indigenous human rights abuse and illegal land grabbing.


Natasha Khan

Natasha Khan

University of the South Pacific