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Forest Restoration: A Path to Recovery & Wellbeing

The International Day of Forests is a global event celebrated on the 21st of March. This year’s theme is centered on Forest Restoration: A Path to Recovery & Wellbeing and
28 Feb 2021 13:22
Forest Restoration: A Path to Recovery & Wellbeing
Fiji Pine - Nabou Nursery

The International Day of Forests is a global event celebrated on the 21st of March.

This year’s theme is centered on Forest Restoration: A Path to Recovery & Wellbeing and Fiji Pine Group of Companies is no exception in upholding the restoration of our forest plantations.

This is a perfectly endowed theme, considering that the nation is still reeling from the effects of the global pandemic of Coronavirus or COVID -19 as well as climate change with the recent back-to-back occurrences of Tropical cyclones in the region.

 

Fiji Pine Group of Companies, has been at the forefront of supporting agroforestry as well as sustainable forest management in its operations.

Forest restoration is a pivotal and vital element in the promotion of forest restocking and the reduction of forest loss, which is a platform of recovery in the fight against Climate change.

As such, Fiji Pine Limited has embarked in annually setting restocking target for all our outer stations to achieve, to provide a platform that assists in the rehabilitation of our degraded forest areas in the country.

Fiji Pine Limited has been utilizing degraded grassland, that are susceptible to water and wind erosion for the establishment of its pine plantation through a sustainable forestry regime.

These establishments are spread over 6 forest areas covering a total leased area of 83,368.18 hectares of which 27,132.68 hectares is stocked with Caribbean pine.

Planting Pine

 

In addition to this, Fiji Pine Limited is certified under the Forest Stewardship Council Certification TM to support and maintain its strategic drive in its conservation and preservation of natural/native forest which are situated within its plantations.

Fiji Pine Limited recognizes and understand that forest restoration plays social and economic relevance’s whereby it aims to achieve the best possible alternative to meet the needs of local communities and villages.

This has given a complimentary advantage, whereby landowners have delved in integrated livestock farming and honey bee farming to accommodate sustainable means of income, to support their families as well as provide recovery to cushion the rapid incline of climate change in the country.

Fiji Pine Nabou Nursery Plants

Fiji Pine has revamped its position in ensuring that its core operational drive is centered on restocking and replenishing its forest estates.

This has enabled it to be more proactive towards its drive on the availability of lands and leases, preparation towards its replanting phase and the stock of our seedlings in all our nurseries.

Even though, forest restoration is of paramount importance, the ever-emerging pressure of illegal logging and forest fires and multiple land use tends to affect the implementations of forest management efforts.

With that being stated, the company has increased its effort to maintain the wellbeing of its workforce by ensuring that employment drive to meet the demand of forest managements thus ensuring the protection of its estates.

New Pine Tree

FIJI PINE LIMITED RESTOCKING FACTS:

Area planted vs Area harvested over the 6 years are tabulated below:

Area planted vs Area harvested over the 6 years are tabulated below

Area planted vs Area harvested over the 6 years are tabulated below 2



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