The Unit previously known as the Conservation Unit is responsible for managing and also oversees programmes related to Conservation and Sustainable use of Natural Resources. The functions of the Unit as defined on the Environment Management Act 2005 are:
The unit is also responsible for the implementation of three International Conventions namely:
Each Convention has its own committee and working groups to administer the different requirements under the Convention.
The Unit ensures that current activities that involve the environment in Fiji such as development and coral extraction are done in a sustainable manner. Moreover, the Unit continues to liaise with the other government and non-government counterparts on this regard.