Fiji Time: 8:30 AM on Thursday 29 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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."








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65410.6351
JPY 50.416947.4169
GBP 0.37940.3714
EUR 0.44140.4294
NZD 0.68580.6528
AUD 0.64930.6243
USD 0.49730.4803

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Baby dies after allegedly falling out of vehicle
  2. Thugs invade homes
  3. Bainimarama withdraws remark
  4. Arrest made in carjacking case
  5. Man charged for raping wife gets bail
  6. Residents fall
  7. PM lodges complaint against MP
  8. Court sends rapist to jail
  9. Minister confident in new job
  10. Rise 'justified'

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Rugby death Tuesday (27 Sep)
  4. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  7. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  8. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  9. Police investigate rugby 7s organiser Monday (26 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)