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MANGROVES WORKSHOP ENDS TODAY

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 27/10/2017

 

In the conclusion of the 8-day workshop from the Climate Change Sector today, certificates were awarded to the participants particularly youths from the Western District.

 

The purpose of this workshop was to expand the youth’s knowledge from the Western Districts about mangroves and its features as well as other trees that grows along the coastline from their respective villages.

 

Fololita Sila, one of the Project Officer says, mangroves are important in protecting the country from being destroyed as it has affected a lot of coastal areas in the Western District.

 

She says this is caused by the negative effects of climate change which includes sea level rising from tropical cyclones and hurricanes and one of the ways they used to prevent this from happening was the planting of

nursery mangroves carried out in the workshop.

 

15 students participated in this Coastal Protection Trials in Western Tongatapu workshop from Fo’ui, Ha’avakatolo, Kolovai, ‘Ahau, Kanokupolu & Ha’atafu.

 

This 8-day workshop was funded by the European Union.

 

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