Looking at pressures of development on freshwater, this article argues that the future survival of small island states and their societies also greatly depends on managing the impacts of development.
The development of the Kiribati National Fisheries Policy (KNFP) aims to portray short to medium and long-term strategic objectives that will enhance responsible fisheries with emphasis on the need to support, improve and sustain the people’s livelihood, food security and economic growth today and for future generations.
The purpose of these regulations are to;
* establish a shark sanctuary in Kiribati water to ensure conservation of sharks
* protect the balance of the marine ecosystem include commercially important fish species and the health of marine habitats such as coral reefs
* help sustain and develop the economy of Kiribati from shark and marine-related ecotourism
This datase provides a direct internet link to access fish species information such as (names, distribution, taxonomy, habitats, behavior, genetic etc) for Kiribati
FishBase is a global species database of fish species (specifically finfish). It is the largest and most extensively accessed online database on adult finfish on the web.
This dataset provides a direct internet link to easily access marine life information and data recorded for Kiribati on the Sea Life Base portal.
Sea Life Base is a global online database of information about marine life. It aims to provide key information on the taxonomy, distribution and ecology of all marine species in the world apart from finfish.
This review updates and builds on the reviews conducted in the early 2000s under the International Waters Project. The review is for information purposes only. It is not intended to be a complete source of information on the matters it deals with.
This report is a result of a field work - it took an environmental and physical approach of the situation of Kiribati with the objectives to better understand the formation and recent evolution of sedimentary coasts, in particular tropical islands (Indian Ocean and Caribbean Sea archipelagos) and to analyze interrelations between physical processes and human development to determine the nature and extent of anthropogenic impacts, particularly in coral reef environments as well as to evaluate the exposure of islands to coastal hazards related to climate and climate change.
A summary of marine and terrestrial eco-regions of Kiribati.
Beach ecosystem based adaptation (EbA) can increase resilience of beaches to storms and sea level rise, using access control fencing and gateways, beach vegetation replanting and use of brush matting to protect beach erosion scarps from direct wave action. This report is the result of a project that applied EbA methods at seven eroding beaches on Abaiang, all located on community land, in demonstrations involving all of the ten villages on the main island.
Dataset that provides a direct link to Kiribati's data hosted on the GBIF website/ records.
For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Kiribati using 16 indicators.
*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013*) - to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019
There is an increasing need for sand and gravel for building materials in Tarawa and on other atolls. However, supplies from overseas are expensive. Furthermore, the mining of local beaches contributes to coastal erosion and lacks sufficient quantities for the current and future requirements. An answer to these problems is to source supplies from the lagoon. A purpose-built vessel capable of dredging lagoon aggregates in Tarawa and further afield was available through a European Union grant. This EIA assesses the impacts such would do to the environment.
An academic research (thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science) that investigated metal contamination in marine sediments at an operational landfill in Kiribati as a case study.
The lagoon of Tarawa harbors the richest benthos documented for any Pacific atoll. The biota is strongly influenced by its setting in the equatorial upwelling zone and the unusual geomorphology of the atoll, with a submerged western rim, but largely closed and islet-strewn eastern and southern sides.
The purpose of this paper therefore is to describe aspects of the benthic ecology and biota of Tarawa Atoll and to consider how the unusual setting of the atoll has affected the bentho.
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.
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.