Villages feel coral bleaching impacts

Corals for Conservation Chief Programmer Dr Austin Bowden-Kerby (left) with Mamanuca Environment Society Project Manager Marica Vakacola shows some of the bleached corals on display during the coral sustainability workshop at the Plantation Island resort on Malolo Island. Picture: REINAL CHAND

AT least four villages in the Mamanuca have started to experience the effects of coral bleaching, says Mamanuca Environment Society (MES) project manager Marica Vakacola. Ms Vakacola was part of a coral sustainability workshop organised at Plantation Island Resort last week. “With climate change affecting coral ecosystems, we’ve seen coastal erosion already impacting communities that […]

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