The finalization of the draft CBMMP and its constitution on Maiana Island.

On the 17th – 22nd December 2019, 10 officials from MELAD and MWYSSA had visited Maiana to revisit its community management plan on Mangroves known as CBMMP (Integrated Community Based Mangrove & Natural Resource Co-Management Plan).

The main objective of the trip is to finalize the draft CBMMP and its constitution of Te Bau n Maiana and councilors for the whole island plus other activities including seagrass mapping, turtle tagging, mangrove planting, buibui construction and Maneaba consultation.

It took two days to finalize the CBMMP along with its constitution and 56 participants from Te Bau n Maiana together with the Full council attending the workshop. The Maneaba consultation was made possible with the team with every 12 village Maneaba on the island.

The consultation began from the Tebikerai village to Bubutei Maiaki. covering; turtle conservation, mangrove planting, buibui construction and waste management (segregation) / impact to the Human health and the Environment.

Turtle tagging and seagrass mapping were carried out by 4 officials and 2 people from the Island and altogether 11 turtles were tagged and released to the open ocean of Maiana.

Seagrass for the whole island was also been mapped through the assistance of LMD staffs joining the team. The main purpose of this activity was to measure the coverage area of seagrass existing on Maiana as baseline data for monitoring purposes later. This is important since seagrass ecosystem contribute also for building islands resilience since they also act as carbon sink and are capable to protect the coast through an indirect mechanism related with their capacity to stabilize and maintain sediments in shallow areas.

Mangrove picking and planting was undertaken by participants from every village consisting of 28 people together with the ECD team. At the end of the day, 1,500 mangrove seedlings were planted close to the council residence.

There were 19 Participants from the Island that made it to the Buibui construction which was done at the council area at Tebangetua. Both mangrove planting and Buibui construction serves as hands-on training to interested community members.

All the above activities were implemented to enhance the biodiversity conservation and adaptation as well to build the island resilience against the impact of climate change.

The trip is supported by the Food Security project, better known as LDCF-I Project which is funded by the GEF through the UNDP and managed by the Environment and Conservation Division under the MELAD.

Kiribati Version

Kabobongan ana kainibaire Maiana iaon te Tongo

E a tia n karaoa mwanangana ana tiim te MELAD n raonaki iroun te MWYSSA n 17-22 Ritembwa nakon Maiana ibukin manga mwakurian riki ana kainibaire Te Bau n Maiana ao te Kauntira iaon kamanoan te Tongo n ikotaki ma marin taari ao aonteaba iaon Maiana.

Boton te mwananga aio bon ibukin katabwaninan te Kainbaire ibukin te Tongo ma marin taari ao aonteaba n ikotaki ma karaoan mwakuri tabeua n aron mwabenakin te keang, tabianakin taian on, uniki tongo, katei buibui ao ai te kaongora iaan Maneaba.

E anaa uoua te bong te mwakuri ibukin katabwanin te Kainibaire ma ana oi n tua ao bon 56 kaain te babaro ake a roko man Te Bau n Maiana n ikotaki ma te Kauntira. A bane n kawaraki naba mwaneaban kaawa aika 12 iaon Maiana ibukin karaoakin te kaongora.

Te kaongora iaan Maneaba e moa ma i Tebikerai ao e toki i Bubutei Maiaki. Kanoan te kaongora iaan Maneaba e bon boboto iaon kamanoan te on n ikotaki ma tongo, aron te katei buibui ao ai kamatata iaon rinanin maange n aekaia nako ma aia urubwai ake a kona n riki nakon marurungin te bota n aomata ao te Otabwanin.

Tabianakin taian on ma mwabenakin keang e bon karaoaki irouia aman taan mwakuri n raonaki irouia 2 kaain te aba ao bon tengaun ma temanna mwaitin te On ae e a tia n tabianaki ao n manga kabirinakoaki nako nanon te nama.

Mwabenakin te keang iaon Maiana e bon tabwanin naba rinanon aia ibuobuoki taan mwakuri man Aobin Aaba. Oin bukin mwabenakin te keang bon ibukin karekean buburan te tabo ake a maeu iai ibukin karaoakin te kakae riki rimwin ibukin noorakin te bitaki. Aio e nang kakawaki kioina bwa te keang e nang bongana ibukin kamanoan te aba man ana mwakuri bibitakin kanoan boong rinanon ana mwakuri are karaoia n taua te CO2 ao n kamanoa naba mataniwiin te aba rinanon ana mwakuri n taui taano n taabo aika ora.

Te kiniki tongo ao te uniki tongo e karaoaki irouia kaain kaawa nako ake a roko n ira te mwakuri aei ao bootan mwaitia ake a iria bon 28 n raonaki irouia taan mwakuri man Aobitin Tararuan te Otabwanin. Bon 1500 mwaitin te tongo are e unikaki n uakaan ma aan te kauntira i Tebangetua.

Te katei buibui e karaoaki raoi iaan ana tabo te Kauntira i Tebwangetua ao bon 19 mwaane ake a ira te mwakuri aio. Te uniki tongo ao te katei buibui a karaoaki ibukin te anga reirei nakoia kaain kaawa nako ake a roko n ira te mwakuri.

Mwakuri n kabane ake a karaoaki iaon Maiana ana bon ibuobuoki ibukin kamarurungan te Reita n Maiu ao kakorakoran te abamakoro n totokoi rootakina man kanganga ake a riki man bibitakin kanoan boong.

E boutokaki te mwananga aio man te Kairikirake ae te LDCF-I (Least Developed Countries Fund) rinanon te GEF (Global Environment Facility) ao n Boutokaki iaan te UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) ao n tararuaki iroun Aobitin te Enwaeromanta are mena iaan,te Botaki n Mwakuri ibukin Enwaromenta, Aaba ao Karikirakean te Ununiki (MELAD).

For further information Contact

Kabure Takaria

Climate Change Adaptation Officer

Environment & Conservation Division

MELAD, 75228211,75228000

kaburet@environment.gov.ki

Bweneata Kaoti (Ms)

Project Advocacy – PAO; Project Management Unit – PMU

Environment and Conservation Division, MELAD, 75228211,75228000,

bweneatak@environment.gov.ki