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There's still time

Torika Tokalau
Thursday, July 03, 2014

IT is not too late to save Draunibota Bay from the proposed rezoning of Waibola — the home of Draunibota Bay — from residential to heavy industrial, says World Wildlife Fund-Pacific.

In a letter of objection to the Lami Town Council it stated that it followed, with great interest the treatment of mangrove forests — whether cleared as a dumping site for dredge material or reclaimed for development — to benefit the public of Fiji.

"Mangroves provide communities with multiple benefits including its role as a source of food and livelihoods for many communities living immediately around them, shoreline protection from strong winds and waves and as a sediment filter for rivers to cleanse coastal waters and keep offshore fisheries and reefs healthy and flourishing," the letter by WWF-Pacific representative Kesaia Tabunakawai stated.








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