The purposes of this Act are- (a) to apply the principles of sustainable use and development of natural resources; and (b) to identify matters of national importance for the Fiji Islands… (3) A person required to perform any function under this Act relating to the use and utilization of natural and physical resources must recognize and have regard to the following matters of national importance: (a) the preservation of the coastal environment, margins of wetlands, lakes and rivers; (b) the protection of outstanding natural landscapes and natural features; (c) the protection of areas of significant indigenous vegetation and significant habitat of indigenous fauna; (d) the relationship of indigenous Fijians with their ancestral lands, waters, sites, sacred areas and other treasures; or (e) the protection of human life and health.
Citation: Fiji. (2005). Environment Management Act 2005: Act No 1. of 2005; An act for the protection of the natural resources and for the control and management of developments, waste management and pollution control and for the establishment of a national environment council and for related matters; Act No. 1 of 2005. Suva, Fiji: Government of Fiji. 41 p.
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