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July 1st, 2012
Ancient Land Lost in Hours

Every year approximately 21 million tonnes of soil are lost from the four watersheds of Viti Levu, Fiji. Imagine the tonnage of soil loss when there are heavy downpours and flooding. The Rewa watershed loses an average of 9.3 million tonnes a year, Ba records a loss of 6.4 million tonnes, Sigatoka 1.1 million tonnes and Nadi 4.2 million tonnes per year. To put this soil loss in perspective, it takes 200 to 400 years for nature to develop one centimetre of soil – much longer than a lifetime. Read More