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 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

A final report on the eradication of myna birds from Kiribati.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Basel Convention, is an international treaty that was designed to reduce the movements of hazardous waste between nations, and specifically to prevent transfer of hazardous waste from developed to less developed countries (LDCs). It does not, however, address the movement of radioactive waste. This fact-sheet details the national reporting and implementation information for Kiribati as one of the parties to the convention.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Documenting available information on the distribution, status and values of wetlands in Kiribati. However, much of this existing information needs updating.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

This study seeks to estimate and quantify the total economic costs of the inadequate water supply and sanitation situation in Kiribati’s main urban center, South Tarawa. This study also aims to demonstrate that vulnerable groups such as women are most likely to bear a disproportionate amount of the economic costs associated with low levels of access and poor quality of basic water supply and sanitation services.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

A climate change story for kids in Te Kiribati language that hopes it will spur young readers on to learn more about the global challenge of climate change and what steps each child can take to deal with a global problem through his or her everyday actions.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

This report highlights activities, findings and data update on numbers, challenges and recommendations that aim to improve responses on myna birds on Onotoa island.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Millennium is a member of the southern group of the Line Islands chain in the equatorial Central Pacific and part of the Republic of Kiribati.

This is the first extensive survey of the marine natural history of Millennium lagoon. Also included in this report are observations of indications of human activity in the lagoon, which were present despite its remote location, and the potential significance of this activity on the marine communities surveyed.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Documenting ways of increasing the resilience of beaches to erosion, including the use of re-vegetation. A key objective is developing low cost methods that allow reduction of direct impacts that contribute to beach erosion, enabling natural processes of sand accretion and stabilization to operate effectively.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

This fragility assessment of South Tarawa in Kiribati explores patterns of fragility related to urban development including delivery of critical urban services with focus on water and sanitation services. The assessment’s key objectives are to determine and better understand the patterns of fragility and resilience created by state–society relationships, as they relate to the delivery of urban services in South Tarawa, and to identify means of overcoming fragility to improve the quality of urban life in the community.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

The objective of the participatory consultations with stakeholders in Bikenibeu West was to identify possible solutions to address root causes of waste problems threatening fresh and marine water quality.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Energy statistics covering a time period of 2000–2009. It provides an insight into the island's energy balance, socio-economic history, sources of net energy supplies, end-use sectors, and selected macroeconomic variables.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

National Adaptation Programmes of Action (NAPA) is an approach to enable LDCs to communicate their immediate and urgent needs for adaptation to the Conference of the Parties

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

A presentation on Kiribati Protected Areas during the BIOPAMA Workshop 2018

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

The objective of this study is to determine the available coconut resources in the Line group and analyse the technical, economic, social, institutional, environmental feasibility of producing coconut oil on Kiritmati Island and use it as a fuel substitute in power generation and transport .

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

This study compared parasite communities at two coral atolls in the Line Islands chain of the central Pacific (Kiritimati Island and Palmyra Atoll). Palmyra Atoll is relatively pristine while Kiritimati Island is heavily fished. At each island, the study sampled five fish species for helminth and arthropod endoparasites: Chromis margaritifer, Plectroglyphidodon dickii, Paracirrhites arcatus, Acanthurus nigricans, and Lutjanus bohar. The surveys found monogeneans, digeneans, cestodes, nematodes, acanthocephalans, and copepods.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Effective conservation requires rigorous baselines of pristine conditions to assess the impacts of human activities and to valuate the efficacy of management. The study found that top predators and reef-building organisms dominated unpopulated Kingman and Palmyra, while small planktivorous fishes and fleshy algae dominated the populated atolls of Tabuaeran and Kiritimati.

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Throughout this paper, the authors have taken a regional approach, pioneered by Weisler (1996), that allowed them to understand the contrasting settlement patterns on two adjacent “mystery islands”. In their view, wet Tabuaeran was the primary locus of settlement, with dry Kiritimati acting as a peripheral base for specialized activities. This analysis challenges the prevailing “mystery island” paradigm which focuses on resource scarcity and isolation.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

This paper is a compilation and analysis of all vascular plants that have been reported on Kiritimati (Christmas) Atoll in the Northern Line Islands of the Republic of Kiribati. It is based on field inventories
conducted by the authors on six field visits to the atoll between 1996 and 2012 plus available published
and unpublished records of vascular plant collections and observations made on the atoll.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

Two soils investigations were investigated in the 1960s, but no additional information on the soil resource of the island has been produced since that time. In this study, 15 soil types were described and analyzed. Where possible, comparison has been made with previous works.

 Environment and Conservation Division-MELAD

These guidelines provide a framework for bird species monitoring and invasive species surveillance at Kiritimati.