21st October 02:06 AM
8000 mangroves planted by members of Steering Fiji Women Seafarers Association at My Suva Park
By Priteshni Nand
Saturday 05/10/2019
[Photo: WWF]

8000 mangroves were planted by members of the Steering Fiji Women Seafarers Association at My Suva Park this morning.

The President of Steering Fiji Women Seafarers Association, Sheryne Kanawale says as seafarers it is their responsibility to protect the ocean and everything in the ocean is what they hold dear to their heart.

Kanawale says there are a total of 8 qualified deck officers and 54 members in the organisation which includes male seafarers as well and people are joining in every day.

[Photo: WWF Pacific]

She says the reason for engaging in mangrove planting is to meet Fiji’s goal of planting one million trees in the next 4 years and to educate the public especially the younger generations.

[Photo: WWF Pacific]

Kanawale says all the seafarers brought their children to participate in mangrove planting this morning which will educate them on how to sustain ocean conservation.

She says the Steering Fiji Women Seafarers Association's road to participating in climate change activities have just begun and they will continue to drive this activity across the nation.

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