Our efforts on land all centre on the preservation of the natural environment with minimal impact on the sensitive island ecosystem. Everything we do – from the ongoing removal of alien trees and plants to environmentally responsible sewage treatment – is aimed at minimising the negative impact of human habitation.
Our greywater recycling system is used to irrigate the islands’ gardens and we also harvest rainwater. Our Fijian bures are constructed by villagers to have minimal environmental impact, using local timber, thatch and other materials. The island and surrounding reef is a marine park and we keep a database of local wildlife.
The mangrove restoration project is a cornerstone of our conservancy efforts. Mangrove saplings are cultivated in the Barefoot nursery and are transplanted in ecologically sensitive areas where mangroves have been damaged or destroyed. Mangrove forests have extensive root systems which not only preserve the integrity of the shoreline but also provide safe haven for numerous marine creatures.