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Island Vulnerability

The UNESCO/UNFPA Population and Environment Project in the Eastern Islands of Fiji, Man and the Biosphere Programme, 1974-1976

Background to this project (37 kb in PDF).

This project's reports contain a wealth of information on approaches to, and the assessment of relationships between, people and environment in small islands. This information can assist islanders, as well as other researchers and practitioners, to better understand historical and contemporary environmental change in small islands. With thanks to JC Gaillard who devoted considerable time to preparing PDF scans of the original reports. Also with particular thanks to the project team members who kindly supported the development of this website and spent considerable effort compiling the Background document, listed above--and, of course, thanks to them for completing and publishing the inspiring work in the first place.

The documents from this project are:

Waterfall on Viti Levu, Fiji.

Waterfall on Viti Levu, Fiji.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2005.)

Island Reports

General Reports

Project Working Papers

Other Publications

Fiji's capital Suva (on Viti Levu) from the air.

Fiji's capital Suva (on Viti Levu) from the air.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2004.)

Material Not Online Here (due to copyright)

  • Bayliss-Smith, T.P., R. Bedford, H.C. Brookfield, M. Latham, and M. Brookfield. 1988. Islands, Islanders and the World: the colonial and post-colonial experience of eastern Fiji. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, U.K., reprinted 2006.

  • Bedford, R. 2005. "'Outside man' revisited: Harold Brookfield's contributions to population studies in the Pacific in the 1960s and 1970s". Asia Pacific Viewpoint, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 219-233.

  • Brookfield, H.C. 1984. "Population, Development and Environmental Relations in Planning in Eastern Fiji and the Eastern Caribbean: MAB Methodology and the Problems of Change through Time". In F. di Castri, F.W.G. Baker, and M. Hadley (eds.), Ecology in Practice, vol. 1, Ecosystem Management, pp. 144-179. Tycooly, Dublin, Ireland and UNESCO, Paris, France.

  • Brookfield, H.C. 1981. "Man, Environment, and Development in the Outer Islands of Fiji". Ambio, vol. 10, no. 2/3, pp. 59-67.

  • Campbell, J.R. 1984. Dealing with Disaster: Hurricane Response in Fiji. East-West Center, Honolulu Hawai'i and Government of Fiji, Suva.

View near Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji towards the mountains.

View near Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji.
(Copyright Ilan Kelman 2004.)

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