The Fiji R2R project is part of the Pacific Islands Ridge-to-Reef National Priorities – Integrated Water, Land, Forest and Coastal Management to Preserve Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Store carbon, Improve Climate Resilience and Sustain Livelihoods programme. SPC LRD is collaborating with the United Nations Development programme and the Fiji Ministry of Forestry to implement components 2 and 3 of the Fiji GEF 5 STAR project, focusing on maintaining forest carbon stocks and increasing sequestration of carbon through forest conservation, reforestation, afforestation and enrichment planting. These measures will contribute to biodiversity conservation, improved watershed management and improved food security.
As part of R2R, LRD implements the following main activities.
- Biophysical survey and land use planning
- Reforestation, afforestation, agro forestry and enrichment plantings
- Assisted Natural Regeneration
- Institutional strengthening and capacity building