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Natural filtration system at our fingertips

The ‘Taro Patch’ acts as a natural filtration for nutrient runoff coming from the land, before going out to sea.
Maintaining Taro plantations and wetlands around the island is important, as it further protects our marine ecosystem. Our ‘Ridge to Reef’ are connected, therefore we must ensure we protect all natural ecosystems found in between. This image was taken at a taro patch right outside the Motu of ‘Oneroa’.

Story Information:

Country: Cook Islands

Topic: Natural Habitats

Photo or video credit: Maiata Mussell, Tereora College. Te Ipukarea Society

Text Credit: Maiata Mussell

Date : 5 June 2020

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