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Radio Interview:

Alex Feary is a NZ ecologist that undertook his Masters dissertation on field work in Nauru. The masters was for Victoria University, New Zealand. He particularly noted the abundance of invasive species and the need to manage them.

The restoration of Nauru’s mined areas is fundamental to the future wellbeing of the people and ecosystems of Nauru. Extensive open cast phosphate mining on Nauru over the last 100 years has led to soil losses and landscape degradation to the extent that over 70% of this South-Western Pacific island state is now uninhabitable and almost all productive land has been lost.

The avifauna of Nauru has received scant attention over the past nearly 130 years since
Otto Finsch reported the five species he observed on 24 July 1880 (Finsch 1881). Pearson
(1962) recorded at least 16 species over a period of six months in 1961, and he stated that
Finsch’s work comprised ‘the only previous ornithological literature available concerning
Nauru’. King (1967) and Garnett (1984) merged seabird records from Nauru with those
from the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), without stating which may have pertained only to the

Provide images and an insight into the life of Nauruans during the early period of contact with outsiders.

Discusses the clash between European and native cultures. Nauru was first sighted by Captain John Fearn of the 'Hunter' on a voyage from NZ to the China Seas in 1798. British mandate after the First world war. Development of the phosphate industry. Changes in the native economy. Population. Second World War


The environmental issue of greatest concern to the people of Nauru is the degradation of the mined phosphate lands. In all of the series of consultations that were carried out between the people of Nauru and the various teams of technical experts to ascertain the feasibility of rehabilitating the island, it was constantly emphasised that the total degradation of topside, including localized inland, water shortages and coastal erosions are problems that need to be addressed for sustainable development.

Japanese occupation. In August 1942, Nauru became one of the many island strongholds in the Empire's defensive chain protecting its Pacific conquests. Expecting an Allied attack any day, the Japanese strongly reinforced the little atoll, building numerous pillboxes and gun emplacements. The garrison also included four Type 95 light tanks - all of which were found parked under canvas next to one of the burnt-out oil tanks by the Australians when they occupied the island in 1945.

Brief history of Nauru from British occupation to the Japanese invasion.

Phosphate and political progress is the story of David and Goliath in a modern political setting in the South Seas. Controlled, protected, or occupied successively by Germans, Australians, British and Japanese and then again by Australians under the UN Trusteeship all (except Germany) for the purpose of exploiting the island's one resource - phosphate - Nauru is one of the smallest and most isolated islands in the Pacific, with a mere 3000 inhabitants.

The Nauru INDC hinges on the National Sustainable Development Strategy 2005-2025 (revised in 2019), the Nauru Energy Road Map 2014-2020, the second National Communication to the UNFCCC and the Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Framework. In addition, relevant data and information have been used from the Nauru Bureau of Statistics and other government departments, private and civil society groups.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The waste audit was undertaken by Nauru Rehabilitation Corporation and the Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment for Nauru in close collaboration with T+TI (remotely) supporting the delivery of the waste audit and other key stakeholders. The audit took place from 7 to 15 December 2020, excluding 13 December 2020.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Survey of the regional distribution and status of asbestos- contaminated construction material and best practice options for its management in Pacific Island Countries

Report for the Republic of Nauru

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Dedicated State of Environment (SOE) reports in an online interactive web format for SPREP members.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

The Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment (PNEA) Portal is an initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to support government officials from Pacific Island countries and territories who work with environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as well as Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS). 

The portal complements SPREP’s current capacity building program for EIA and SEA - including the recently launched Regional EIA Guidelines, the Coastal Tourism EIA guidelines, and SEA guidelines.


 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

Dataset contains training material on using open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve protected area planning and management from a workshop that was conducted on June  08-09 2022. Specifically, the dataset contains lectures on GIS fundamentals, QGIS 3.22, as well as country-specific datasets and a workbook containing exercises for viewing data, editing/creating datasets, and creating map products in QGIS. 

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

a register of waste-tracking in Nauru;

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

The National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) declares the development journey for a better quality of life for every Nauruan. It is a road map that reflects the reforms needed to be put in place and the strategies for implementation, as the platform for a better life today and tomorrow.

 Nauru Department of Commerce, Industry and Environment

National Communication reports represent the most standardized and comparable documents on the climate policies of different countries. This dataset hosts all national communications submissions by Nauru to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.