1 Tahrcountry Musings: Fiji – Efforts on to save Vesi

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Fiji – Efforts on to save Vesi

Vesi (Intisia bijuga) a high-value native timber, is being overexploited and facing extinction on the island of Kabara as a result of commercial logging and wood carving trade. The tree is of great cultural and economic significance. There is hardly any regeneration going on. To reverse this trend, WWF and the government of Fiji have set up the first tree nursery on Kabara, which will enable the community to collect and nurture Vesi seedlings. A reforestation programme is on way. The idea is to develop a community-based forest reserve.

1 comment:

Sneha said...

Vesi Did not know such a tree existed
Thank u for giving such fascinating info

Sneha
Chennai