COVID-19 is not the only crisis facing countries in the Pacific.

Pacific island countries are juggling the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fight on climate change.

Planting of mangroves is the cheapest and most certain way to protect the environment.

These were the sentiments shared by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment during a visit to Namoli Village earlier this week.

The project will help foster a more resilient community.

Wycliffe says that nature-based solutions have proven to be a cost-effective and sustainable mitigation measure.

Last year the ministry carried coastal protection work at Namoli village at a cost of a little over 700 thousand dollars mitigating the risk of coastal erosion.

The Ministry took a step further this week with the planting of 5 rows of mangroves in front of the seawall.

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