Bindiya’s reef to ridge journey

Bindiya Rashni carries out periphyton sampling in the Jiulong river catchment in the Fujian Province of China. She is Fiji's only freshwater macroinvertebrate specialist. Picture: SUPPLIED

BINDIYA Rashni is Fiji’s only freshwater macroinvertebrate specialist (Ecologist), or what you’d call a freshwater scientist. Find any freshwater organism or invertebrate along Fiji’s rivers and it’s bound to be in her research. But the 32-year-old is quite humble about it. “There’s a lot of unconfirmed Fijian endemic species living in our riverine system that […]

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