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Nature’s systems vital to survival of our ‘paradise’

Monday 1 May 2017 | Published in Environment

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Nature’s systems vital to survival of our ‘paradise’
Seawalls such as this have been built to protect coastlines where the natural vegetation has been removed. While they may offer short term protection of land for a few years, they cause erosion at the ends of the seawall, and scouring of the sand in front, resulting in the beach disappearing even at low tide. 17042720

Te Ipukarea Society is completing an Ecosystem Valuation Report for the National Environment Service, as a part of the Cook Islands National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. This article aims to raise awareness about the value of our ecosystems, and some of it is adapted from information on the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Website.

Te Ipukarea Society is completing an Ecosystem Valuation Report for the National Environment Service, as a part of the Cook Islands National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. This article aims to raise awareness about the value of our ecosystems, and some of it is adapted from information on the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Website.


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