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Nooto village - Celebration of Certificate handing over for being a selected conservation area on Wetlands
This formal celebration was conducted on Friday 4th July with the presence of Honorable Minister from MELAD, Mr Tiarite Kwong and his team who were there to witness this important occasion. The celebration is to acknowledge and mark the end of the first important step in which the project had been successfully implemented by the villagers with efforts produced since the first initiation of the Ramsar project in Nooto in 2007
ECD Vacancies - Contract Post, Deadline: Friday 27/06/14
1. Organic Waste Management Officer, a contract post under the NZ funded Urban Development Program.
- starting salary level: L-10 depending on qualification and work experience
- Minimum qualification required: Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science or any other relevant environment field with one month work experience in the area of Solid Waste Management.
2. Local legal consultant, 1 month contract post funded by NZ Urban Development Program. The Consultant is expected to draft an environment enforcement manual and infringement guideline in accordance with the Kiribati Environment Act. Minimum qualification required: Bachelor of Law and an environmental law background will be an advantage. The remuneration package for the 1
month contract is $4, 500.00
Full details of the posts including TOR can be sighted at ECD office in Bikenibeu
E-Waste Collection Day
June 5th 2014, E-Waste collection Day was conducted on South Tarawa and Betio. ECD staff together with members of Environment Youth Club, the councils (TUC and BTC), committee members of E-Waste project were all involved in the collection. Updates on the number of E-Wastes collected will be posted soon...see more here.
International Day for Biodiversity
May 22nd 2014, International Biodiversity Day (IBD) will be celebrated all around the world including Kiribati. The theme for this year is"Island Biodiversity". MELAD through ECD will coordinate activities at the national level such as mangrove replanting with the youth and promotion through mass media in commemoration of the event. IBD will provide opportunity for the public to make them aware on the importance and value of biodiversity to our environment, our culture, economic activities, and many more. Let's continue to Protect our Biodiversity for our future!
Ramsar project mission in Kiribati
April 27th - May 8th, 2014 - The ECD is working on Updating Wetlands Inventory for Kiribati with the assistance of TA from SPREP - Mr Dough Watkins who is in Kiribati to carry out the work with ECD as well as providing training on Ramsar Convention. Number of activities have been done as part of this mission to update Kiribati Wetland Inventory. A visit to North Tarawa to Ramsar project Site in Nooto was done by the Team as well as training provided to ECD staff and other relevant stakeholders to make them aware and understand about Wetlands and their important services they provide to the communities and the island.
MACBIO mission in Kiribati
April 9th, 2014 - The team from Marine & Coastal Biodiversity Management (MACBIO) continued their work in Kiribati last week. They were here to conduct a workshop on Economic Valuation of Natural Resources...more detail
Second round of JET training this week
March 31, 2014 - This Wednesday and Thursday the Joint Enfocement Team will be hosting further training at BTC on how to enforce environmental laws. Contact us for more information.
ECD Website Training!
March 28, 2014 - Today ECD are receiving training on how to use their website. Stay tuned for some more exiting additions to the website by staff!...More detail
Biosecurity Presentation at the ECD
February 21, 2014 - Today the ECD was fortunate to host Monica Gruber from Pacific Biodiversity. Her presentation discussed biosecurity and the effects of introduced species. This was a scoping exercise for potential funding by the NZ Aid Partnerships in Development Fund...More detail
Joint Enforcement Team (JET) Workshop
February 20, 2014 - Last week the ECD carried out a Joint Enforcement Team (JET) workshop at TUC in an effort to increase awareness and enforcement of environmental law provisions, namely those relating to waste management....More detail
New ECD Website!
February 11, 2014 – We have now updated our website here at the ECD! Please explore and be ready for more information and resources to be posted shortly.
MELAD Week 2013
December 21, 2013 – The Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD) hosted its annual MELAD Week from the 16th - 20th of December. The focus village was Teaoraereke and the theme for the week was:
‘Kiribati is our home, our responsibility, our future'.
There were a number of activities such as mangrove replanting, a clean up of Teaoraereke, provision of plants and livestock activities. Ko rabwa Teaoraereke and all those who came along to help. MELAD and the environment thank you!
MELAD at the UNFCCC COP19
November 19, 2013 – Our very own, the Honorable Minister for the Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development, Mr Tiarite George Kwong represented Kiribati at the UNFCCC COP19 negotiations in Poland. It was an empowering speech demanding urgent action from world leaders.