NATIVE trees have a social, cultural and traditional significance that help maintain the Pacific Island identity.
In keeping up with the theme Going Native, Live and Learn Environmental Education celebrated World Nature Conservation Day by planting some of Fiji's native trees like dakua, sasawira, koka and vesiwai.
Live and Learn in a release said world nature conservation day was celebrated globally each year on July 28 but the event in Suva was celebrated yesterday.
"Conservation of nature is very important with scientists warning of mass extinctions in the near future," the statement said.
"We have made this planet a world of steel and concrete to sustain humanity but at the cost of other species, and it has become more imperative upon us to conserve these resources that are vital to human survival.
"The natural world is facing an increasing threat from unsustainable practices and the challenges is how to preserve and conserve nature in the process of achieving sustainable development."