Matava organises Fiji to be the first COUNTRY to fully participate in the Shark Free Marina Initiative
Matava has been awarded the Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award 2008 for its policies on environmental sustainability
KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 5th Februuary 2008 – Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort is proud to announce that it is an official 2008 recipient of The Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award.
Project AWARE Foundation Chairman, Dr. Drew Richardson recognizes the importance of the scuba diving community taking its part in protection of global ecosystems. “The Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award is about rewarding vision, excellence and pursuit of conservation. More importantly, this award ensures the enjoyment of underwater environments for future generations,” states Richardson.
“Our awards recognise dive operators making a positive impact on local communities and the environment, as well as providing great dive holidays! The number of outstanding environmental programs taking place is inspiring,” said Joanna McNamara, Project AWARE Coordinator.
After reviewing Matava’s application, Project AWARE determined that our dive operation met all requirements set forth for Project AWARE‘s Environmental Achievement Award and shown exemplary efforts to conserve aquatic environments through education, advocacy and action. Therefore, Project AWARE was proud to name Matava an official 2008 recipient! Continue Reading …
Matava has been awarded the AAA Green STAR Accreditation for its policies on environmental sustainability
KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS – 15th August 2008 – Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort is proud to be announced as the first resort in the Fiji Islands to be awarded the internationally-recognised prestigious Green STAR Accreditation rating from AAA Tourism and the AAA STAR Rating Scheme.
Green STAR Accreditation is an additional endorsement to our current 3.5 STAR Rating at Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort.
Matava Director, Mr Richard Akhtar says “Green STAR Accreditation gives us special environmental recognition and shows our customers that we are responsible and committed to reducing the environmental impacts of our business.”
Matava is a Project AWARE Go ECO Operator
Project AWARE’s Go ECO Campaign was revamped throughout Asia Pacific in 2005 to inspire dive operators to implement environmental best practices in their local area and educate tourists about how they can travel responsibly. By following environmental guidelines, dive centres can minimize their impact on our aquatic ecosystem whilst contributing to environmental, economic and cultural conservation.
Ecotourism is becoming increasingly popular and it’s crucial that the dive industry respond to this to ensure they are meeting standards their consumers demand.
Go ECO helps dive centres and resorts to do this by providing their customers with dive experiences that enhance visitor awareness, appreciation and understanding of the local aquatic environment and a commitment to best practice ecological sustainability. Continue Reading …
Matava has committed to being part of the Pack For A Purpose initiative. Click here to find our exact requests…
Help Pack For A Purpose make a difference in the lives of children around the world. Use available space in your luggage to provide supplies to the communities you visit. If just 500 individuals pack 5 lbs (2.27 kgs) each, we can provide 1.25 tons of Supplies! Continue Reading …