Mangrove Regeneration at Nasese. Fiji Sun. 10 May 2013.
Editors (Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Republika, Islands Business)
I have been pleased to see the frequent speeches by our Minister and PS of Environment about the need to protect our mangroves against the depredations by irresponsible urban developers.
Your editorials have also rightly pointed this out in relation to the destruction of mangroves that has taken place in Nasese and along Grantham Road.
It unfortunately true that it is extremely difficult to replant mangroves – as the slow progress of the Korolevu experiment opposite the Police Post there clearly shows.
May I request the Minister of Environment and his PS to take a trip to the Nasese mangrove destruction site, and observe, that against all odds, the tiri is rapidly regenerating and will revert to its full marine glory within a few years, if the wanton reclamation is stopped permanently.
They might wish to also take along the family owners of this disastrously planned residential subdivision to see what their search for profits at all costs is doing to the environment.
I attach two photos taken this morning (9 May 2013) of the Nasese mangroves cleared and the regeneration that is already taking place.
Professor Wadan Narsey