I had the privilege of attending the 1st Fiji Conservation Science Forum in 2009, and greatly enjoyed the quality of the talks and science presented, and the enthusiasm of the attendees. Unfortunately, I was unable to get along to the 2nd meeting, held 14–16 September 2011, but I gather that it likewise was an informative and exciting meeting. The abstracts are available at the Wildlife Conservation Society website, and show the breadth of territory covered by the forum.
The Fiji Conservation Science Forums are an excellent initiative that have and will continue to inspire science in the South Pacific. I wish the organisers all the best in their preparations for a third forum in the next couple of years.