TLTB leases land for tree planting initiative
March 21, 2021 6:00 am
The i-Taukei Land Trust Board has leased certain lands around the country for tree planting initiatives.
Chief Executive, Tevita Kuruvakadua says this is in support of the Government’s 30 Million Trees in 15 Years.
Kuruvakadua says TLTB is working with landowning units on tree planting initiatives.
He says TLTB has planted around 26,956 different tree including vertiver, palm, coconut, pine, mahogany, vesi, moli, tavola, yasi, vesi, kauvula, sikeci, ivi, vutu, tamarind and other fruit trees.
Kuruvakadua says this will also help in the fight against Climate Change by increasing the opportunities to protect the environment and enhance biodiversity, ecosystem services, and socio-economic development.
Being the administrator of 91% of land in Fiji, TLTB campaigns to restore and restock degraded lands and forests.