Monday, July 11, 2016

Macuata the best

from Fiji Times:

Province to be listed as conservation learning site

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
CONSERVATION efforts and initiatives within the province of Macuata have not gone unnoticed as it will soon be listed as a conservation learning site for the country.
Spearheaded by the German funded non-governmental organisation Deutshe Gesellshaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), groundwork into this effort is already in progress.
Speaking during an interview, GIZ's project director, Dr Jan Steffen said this was part of their projects in five other regional countries where they were identifying successful conservation projects which would be known as learning sites.
Dr Steffen said they did not want to introduce a new conservation strategy or concept.
"We are here to build from what we already have and to put them out as learning sites for other areas in Fiji that want to enter into conservation projects," he said.
"Our work focuses on Government's efforts to replicate the very good experience that exists in the country through previous conservation groups.
"GIZ also consults with national stakeholders, local government and non-governmental organisations to identify these sites."
Dr Steffen said from the Macuata experience they would share its successes with other communities to help them wisely manage their own natural resources.

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