Crusaders trio join mangrove planting initiative

Staff of the Ministry of Forestry, Fiji Airways and a few members of the BNZ Crusaders team during their planting mangroves activity at Nasese today. Picture: VILIMAINA NAQELEVUKI

THREE members of the BNZ Crusaders team – Ere Enari, Manasa Mataele and Israel Dagg – took time out this morning to plant mangroves along Nasese with the staff of the Ministry of Forestry and Fiji Airways.

Fiji Airways general manager Corporate Communications Shane Hussein said an interesting fact was that 1 hectare of mangroves could replace four times more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

“Mangroves are the best protectors a coastline could have, it could protect it from natural disaster and other hazards,” Mr Hussein said.

Permanent secretary for the Ministry of Forestry Pene Baleinabuli acknowledged the team for taking their time out to come plant mangroves along our coastline.

Dagg reiterated the importance of mangroves and its usefulness in terms of protecting the environment.

“We are here to help Fiji out in any way we can so we’ve come down to the beach here today to plant thousands of mangroves to help the people here,” he said.


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