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President Launches Wildlife Calendar

Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti praised for being guardians of Mother Nature Fiji’s agenda is primarily focused on sustainable development with climate change being a principle concern. Which means work done by
05 Oct 2016 11:00
President Launches Wildlife  Calendar
NatureFiji-MareqetiViti director Nunia Moko (left), and President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote during the launch of the calendar at the Fiji Museum on Monday night. Photo: DEPTFO News

Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti praised for being guardians of Mother Nature

Fiji’s agenda is primarily focused on sustainable development with climate change being a principle concern.

Which means work done by organisations like Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti will be more critical.

This was said by the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote, during the launch of the 2017 calendar for Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti in Suva on Monday. The calendar is titled ‘Wildlife and Wild Places’.

He reiterated Government’s firm stand in investing on sustainable development through the Green-Growth policy framework among other major initiatives including playing a leading role in promoting climate change concerns at the international fora.

“I am confident that Government would want to work with the organisations like yours to help maintain the required balance in our ecosystem, and ultimately achieve the aim of sustainable development for our people and our natural environment now and well into the future,” President Konrote said.

“I am aware that the focus on a balanced ecosystem was given a formal platform some 31 years ago, when in 1985, the United Nations designated the first Monday October every year as World Habitat Day.”

The idea behind this initiative is to reflect on the state of our towns, cities and the basic right of all too adequate shelter.

“It is intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat,” he said.

“Fiji is home to one of the rarest mammals in the world – the Beka Mirimiri, an ancient plant whose ancestry dates back to the time of the dinosaurs.

“The Drautabua and wonderful and colourful birds that inhabit our gardens and our forests, reminding us, that we are indeed part of a universe of wonder and beauty,” the President said.

“The future of the human habitat depends on how well we look after the habitats of Fiji’s first inhabitants- the plants and the animals.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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