Code to protect resources

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FIJI is one of the main drivers for the Forests Harvesting Code of Practice in the Pacific region.

Speaking at the launch of the Fiji Forest Harvesting Code of Practice in Labasa last week, deputy Conservator of Forests Eliki Senivasa said the consultation period for the code had begun way back in 1986.

Mr Senivasa said the code was meant to protect water sources, the sea and the environment and minimise the impact of logging in our forests.

"Since the implementation of the first code 23 years ago, time has changed and so has the grade of our forests," he said.

"We are now entering an age where people are becoming fully aware of the need to protect their environment for the future.

"We need to contribute to these efforts and ensure that the impact of our works on our forests do not affect the food security and the sustainable of Fiji's forests."

Luke Rawalai

Publication Date: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2013