Fiji Time: 8:58 AM on Thursday 22 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

'GreenVillage' declaration for Namatakula

ALISI VUCAGO
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Update: 3:08PM STUDENTS from the Centre for iTaukei Studies (CIS) at the University of Fiji (UniFiji) collaborated with youths of Namatakula village to declare the community a 'Green Village' last week.

This was after students conducted studies on Komave village and the Vusu tribe (Namatakula) 'iqoliqoli'  last year and found the depletion of corals reefs and washing away of foreshores which could have a direct effect on the marine habitat. 

The students had also found the presence of all forms of wastes along the fore shores.

The cleanup event involved replanting of indigenous plants at the beach, rubbish collection around the village and community awareness on environmental concerns.

Associate Professor and Director of CIS Dr Litiana Kuridrani said  the campaign helped the iTaukei students to integrate indigenous knowledge and traditional coping mechanisms of climate change adaptation by means of replanting, documentation of preservation and conservation methods in the iTaukei context.








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 0.63170.6127
JPY 54.204251.2042
GBP 0.35800.3500
EUR 0.40540.3934
NZD 0.68860.6556
AUD 0.63870.6137
USD 0.50450.4875

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 20th, February, 2018

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Tears flow for eleven
  2. 'Fake profiles can't vote'
  3. Raj responds to criticism
  4. Ralogaivau looks forward to challenges ahead
  5. Ratu Sela laid to rest
  6. Nacamaki villagers resist relocation
  7. 862 dengue cases
  8. Winston memorial service
  9. Leaders pay tribute to victims
  10. Students chosen to lead

Top Stories this Week

  1. Long wait Monday (19 Feb)
  2. Plans to open caves for public viewing Monday (19 Feb)
  3. None like Gita Friday (16 Feb)
  4. Della S(h)aw love Thursday (15 Feb)
  5. Villagers cry foul Thursday (15 Feb)
  6. Masirewa scores biggest try Monday (19 Feb)
  7. Tears flow for eleven Wednesday (21 Feb)
  8. Adi Meretui joins SODELPA camp Monday (19 Feb)
  9. Bitcoin rises above $20,175 Saturday (17 Feb)
  10. Sau's 7s aim Monday (19 Feb)