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Rewa Festival to help protect shark nursery

November 2, 2017 5:42 pm

The Rewa River Clean Up campaign initiated by the Rewa Province will help to protect one of the world’s largest hammerhead shark nurseries.

Rewa Paramount, Chief Ro Teimumu Kepa says the initiative by the nine districts in Rewa has brought the province together in an effort to discuss issues affecting the province.

”We are looking at the issues that had to do with the Rewa river where the scalloped hammerhead shark lives and we heard that it is one of the biggest nursery in the work and we would like to preserve and protect this species of shark and also for the sustainable livelihood for the people who depend so much on the Rewa river.”

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Festival Organiser, Etuate Tuqota says the clean-up campaign began on Tuesday from Naitasiri province and proceed right down to Vutia in Rewa

Tuqota says the province has collected more than fifty tonnes of rubbish yesterday which includes old washing machines, refrigerators, and plastics.

The three day festival continues today with the launch of the first ever Bilibili race in the Rewa river.

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