Nuku’alofa – November 23, 2020: 5.10pm (Enviro News): The new nursery at the Popua mangroves site has received the thumbs up from both the ILAM R2R project and the Department of Environment leadership.
Paula Likiliki of the ILAM R2R project and Director of Environment Atelaite Lupe Matoto visited the site last Friday (November 20).
And both were impressed with the work done by the Terrestrial Team of the Environment Department.
“This is great work and a good site,” Mr Likiliki told Enviro News at the site.
“And the nursery looks really good the way it has been built,” he added.
The ILAM Project funded the nursery.
Environment provided the teachnical support and manpower.
Mrs Matoto visited the nursery with senior management and staff of the department.
“We are happy with what we see and this can be expanded,” she said.
The nursery will house mangrove seedlings that can then be used to be replanted in areas around Tongatapu.
Terrestrial Team leader Hoifua Aholahi updated the visiting team on the work done and what they hope to achieve.
“This site is better than all the sites we have worked in before and we hope that we can improve as we go along,” he said.
New mangrove seedlings were placed in pot plant bags for nurturing inside the nursery.