Protect Are’are highlands

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Former Malaita provincial MPA, Mr Jimmy Bill William Namoriu speaking during the recent conservation awareness at Haukona village.
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BY SAMIE WAIKORI

in Auki

Former Malaita provincial MPA, Mr Jimmy Bill William Namoriu speaking during the recent conservation awareness at Haukona village.

A former MPA for Malaita has called on tribes near Raripaina tribal land to consider conserving their lands.

Mr Jimmy Bill William Namoriu made the call during a conservation awareness held at Haukona village last week.

He said the environment, biological and historical significance of the lands must be kept at heart by the landowners.

Namoriu said there were cultural legends and remnants like for Raripaina land and due to their interconnection with its surrounding tribal lands, they can share the same in their lands.

“If you care for your resource, your children and their children will continue to enjoy and benefit from them. No pristine forest you can find anywhere in Are Are due to logging, only the remaining portion is in the Central Highlands of Are Are.”

Namoriu said having that last virgin forest, landowners must protect them and say no to logging.

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