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Ridge to Reef project grows

Dawn Gibson
Saturday, March 22, 2014

TREE planting will continue regardless of the fact that back in 2011, Fijians managed to plant more than one-million trees in a 12-month period all over the country.

Confirming this figure was conservator of forests Samuela Lagataki, who said it was encouraging to see that post-2011 people continued to call in and say they still took the time to plant trees following the one-million trees initiative.

The campaign is now known as Ridge to Reef in an effort to help conserve all things between the mountains and the sea, Mr Lagataki said during the celebration of International Day of Forests yesterday.

"In 2012, we continued this program and changed its name to Ridge to Reef where you look at the whole ecosystem, from the mountain right down to the sea.

"We needed to input something that was more inclusive, so we changed it to Ridge to Reef.

"But it's still the same, but now we're planting trees as well as looking at the reefs and the sea and everything in between."

Mr Lagataki said the spirit shown towards this initiative was very encouraging.

"We have a team in which every planting that goes on throughout Fiji, they text in or ring in and then we go out to do verification work on it and it's very encouraging because we get to sit and watch the numbers rise."








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