The iTaukei Land Trust Board has taken the initiative to lease certain lands around the country for conservation purposes and is also working with landowning units on tree planting initiatives.
TLTB CEO Tevita Kuruvakadua says the activity will be jointly undertaken by the board, the Ministry of Forestry and the landowners.
Kuruvakadua says this is part of their Corporate Social responsibility in giving back to the community.
He says all their staff in Viti Levu will partner with the landowners of Yalavou Village in Nadroga and the Ministry of Forestry while their team from the North will partner with the district of Raranimeke in Galoa.
He adds they are also doing this to support the Government’s effort in its 30 Million Trees in 15 Years Initiative.
The CEO highlighted that with the support of the landowners and the Ministry of Forestry, TLTB has planted around 26,956 different tree species including vetiver, palm, coconut, pine, mahogany, vesi, moli, tavola, yasi, kauvula, sikeci, ivi, vutu, tamarind, and other fruit trees.
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