9 Apr 2014

Greenpeace closes Suva office

1:37 pm on 9 April 2014

The environmental watchdog Greenpeace is closing its Pacfic regional office in Fiji at the end of the month.

The four member office is to be replaced by a smaller scale presence involving a Greenpeace representative roving the Pacific.

The programme director of Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Ben Pearson, says the closure after nearly 20 years is nothing to do with domestic Fiji politics, nor is it a funding problem.

"Greenpeace Australia New Zealand will continue to devote substantial resources to the Pacific particularly the oceans campaign so there's no way this should be seen as us withdrawing from the Pacific at all. It's just a matter of having a bit of a review and a change in the way we actually allocate resources in the region."

Ben Pearson of Greenpeace.