Project | Aug, 2023 - Aug, 2026

Kiribati / Cook Islands MSP

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Overview and objectives

Summary:
Subgrant from SPREP in supporting the implementation of Marine Spatial Planning in the Cook Islands and Kiribati.
Subgrant from SPREP in supporting the implementation of Marine Spatial Planning in the Cook Islands and Kiribati.
Objective:
The Government of the Cook Islands is committed to operationalise the Marae Moana (Cook Island Marine Park (CIMP)) which covers approximately 2.0 million km2 of Cook Islands EEZ and MSP is a key…
The Government of the Cook Islands is committed to operationalise the Marae Moana (Cook Island Marine Park (CIMP)) which covers approximately 2.0 million km2 of Cook Islands EEZ and MSP is a key component. This will see the establishment and strengthening of various forms of protected and locally managed areas within the CIMP, including protected natural areas, community conservation areas, and ra’ui sites.

Through MELAD – Environment and Conservation Division (ELD), the Government of Kiribati (GOK) will focus on coastal, islands, and atoll spatial planning. This project will assist GOK to develop and formulate atolls bioregional map combining both terrestrial and marine species and habitats including also areas of cultural and traditional importance to conserve Kiribati culture and heritage.

Project at a glance

Start date:
Aug, 2023
End date:
Aug, 2026
Budget:
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Members and partners

Cook Islands Marea Moana,
IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas 2021-2025,
Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development