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Call to address environmental issues

Dawn Gibson
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

WITH elections set to take place in a matter of months, the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre has raised concerns regarding environmental issues they feel political parties or individual candidates should move to address in their campaigns.

FWCC executive director Shamima Ali said while Fiji was developing rapidly, governments and landowners over the years had neglected, in some ways, to protect the environment.

"While it is difficult to get answers on some of the development which is being carried out in the interiors of Fiji, there is anecdotal evidence on the felling of mangroves for timber and land reclamation, leading to significant changes in marine ecology, land erosion, flooding and fishing grounds/availability of seafood," Ms Ali said.

"Environmental rights have been included for the first time in the 2013 Constitution. The right to a safe environment is not only ours, but also a right that belongs to future unborn generations."








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