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Province appoints forest guard

Jone Kalouniviti
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A FOREST guard has been appointed to monitor the illegal logging of indigenous trees in the Ra Province.

Ra provincial administrator Kelepi Kubunameca said the appointment of Apisai Moce, an experienced foresty officer, was aimed at putting an end to the distress endured by landowners in the upper reaches of Rakiraki, Saivou and Nakorotubu districts.

"This is the removal of dakua and other native trees for commercial purposes without the knowledge of landowners," Mr Kubunameca said.

"Because of our awareness campaigns concerning the ridge to reef environmental programs, landowners understand the risk of illegal logging, so they have told us their concerns.

"And this is the action we have taken, to appoint a forestry guard."

Mr Kubunameca said Mr Moce starts in his new role on Friday and would be based in Rakiraki.








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