June 5, 2014 7:16 pm
The Department of Forests is asking members of the public to help protect the newly planted mangrove seedlings on the Mai Suva Park foreshore.
Principle Forestry Officer Pita Rokobiau says, the seedlings will assist with the restoration of mangroves on the foreshore and will also serve as a feeding and shelter for all marine life.
Rokobiau adds thee project is also an initiative to restore the marine life that have been lost from the Nasese foreshore.
The Principle Forestry Officer explained fish and other marine life will migrate to other pacific foreshore which are still rich with mangroves.
Rokobiau pointed out that Fiji has about fifty thousand heactares of mangroves remaining which is outweighed by the demand of more than 800 thousand people.