Monday, May 06, 2013

About the Labasa River

from w
Always there is talk about cleaning up the Labasa River environment and being aware of degradation when mangroves are removed. Well, here's another effort to replant mangroves to save erosion and destruction.

Major rehabilitation for river

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
A MANGROVE planting program is scheduled for parts of the Labasa River in the hope of reducing the effects of climate change in the area.
Organised by the Department of Environment under the Building Resilience Project, the initiative will start next month in conjunction with World Environment Day.
Senior environment officer northern Senimili Nakora said the project's goal was to reduce the vulnerability of targeted communities to the impact of climate change through a strengthened and co-ordinated approach within the national climate change policy and strategy framework.
"We aim to achieve these goals with an approach that involves resilience — building in high bio-diversity tropical mangrove areas and associated coral reef, sea-grass and upland ecosystems across its community project sites," she said.

Photos of Labasa River are by Bhaskaroo.

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