Bua reviews forest management plans
August 28, 2018 6:26 pm
Saolo Village in Bua has adopted a three year forest management plan to help preserve their forest for the future generation.
Village Headman Waloi Gaunavou says they have taken this initiative because they have seen how barren the land has become due to tree felling.
Gaunavou told FBC News, the three year plan includes setting up a nursery which will house all their plant seedlings.
He says they plan to plant native trees, which are slowly disappearing from our forests.
The village also plans to plant sandalwood, given today’s market price which offers a higher return.
The forest management plan was put together by the villagers along with the Ministry of Forestry following a week long consultation with the villagers.
It was launched by Forest Minister Osea Naiqamu who commended the initiative, adding they are helping fight against climate change.
He has urged the community to continue to forge ahead with their plan as it is beneficial for their children.
The plan also includes proposed projects for the Village, which they aim to undertake in the next three years.
Saolo Village consists of 21 households.