[NOTE 2011: This is a legacy website created in 1999 (repackaged in 2011) providing information that remains relevant to social and environmental agents of change acting in the Pacific Islands. Tellus Consultants team members have either retired or are involved in other activities. ]
30 years of professional experience in the Pacific Basin designing and managing large scale (and very small scale) environmental improvement projects. Founder of the SeaKeepers (Charitable Trust) in New Zealand and Mana Fakatupu (Environmental Society) in the Kingdom of Tonga. Specialist in environmental education using video, photography, computer aided teaching, Internet, and field surveys to assess and monitor environmental conditions, government training in environmental impact assessment.
Environmental scientist, teacher, and civil engineer with more than 25 years of experience in Oceania and many other parts of the world. Specialist in restoration of sites damaged by hazardous wastes, development of water supplies in Polynesia, environmental health, community participation in active field work, environmental impact assessment.
Facilitator for community inspired and sustained ecosystem improvement, professional water quality analyst, active in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
Professor of Geography at the University of the South Pacific in Suva, Fiji, the Pacific's leading light for conservation and sustainable agriculture, youth development, and sports. More than 30 years of professional experience in Oceania. In 1995 Professor Thaman was awarded the 25th Anniversary of Independence Commemorative Medal for service to the Nation from His Excellency the President of Fiji, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara and became Member of the Order of Fiji for service to Fiji in May 1996.
An educator with rare organizational abilities, Renato built and manages the Streamwatch programme in Sydney and New South Wales for the Sydney Water Corporation. Streamwatch has a million dollar a year budget and was the template for the national Waterwatch programme and similar projects in all the Australian states. Specialist in facilitating and training trainers for environmental monitoring in Australia and S.E. Asia.