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Islanders happy with Ramsar listing

Luke Rawalai
Friday, February 23, 2018

Update: 5:01PM THE people of Mali in Macuata are happy their reefs and traditional fishing grounds was promoted as a RAMSAR site.

Mali district representative Seru Moce said they were proud to be part of the Great Sea Reef or Cakaulevu which is now protected by the Ramsar he Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar Convention.

"Our only hope is that the project will ensure that our marine resources are conserved for our future generations," he said. 

Minister for Forestry Osea Naiqamu lauded the move adding it would benefit villagers and their future generations. 

Mr Naiqamu said it blended well with the reforestation project currently progressing on the island under the ridge to reef concept.

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