As the ladies danced in the background, the men & women seated on the ground chanted and sang in tune to drum beats.
That very evening, we had our formal sevusevu with the chief Meli Silibaravi and we gave a little slideshow presentation of our past WWF Coral Triangle photo expedition to show him similar types of images we wanted to photograph in his area and nearby islands. After the formalities, Ratu Meli asked Yogi straight questions and to explain to him what climate change and rising sea levels were all about and why it was happening. He said how, through the years, the water level slowly encroach their island’s shoreline. And with each coming cyclone, the strength and power of the winds seem to be getting stronger and stronger. Kavewa village is vulnerable being so very exposed to the elements.