The Republic of Kiribati is all set to protect Phoenix Island by organizing a retreat

Published on : Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Republic of KiribatiOf late, the Republic of Kiribati has taken few praiseworthy measures of announcing the Phoenix Islands archipelago and adjoining waterline, an area of 410,500 sq. kms, as the Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) and is under the management of UNESCO World Heritage site.

On Friday, January 15th, the Tourism Advisory sub-committee is arranging a Retreat at Tokaraetina Lodge in North Tarawa. Returning Sunday the 17th January, would be the time when they are going to evaluate and update the existing Phoenix Island Protected Area [PIPA] Management Plan developed 7 years back for preparing the PIPA Eco-tourism Investment Strategy.

Once finished, this document is going to offer a complete guideline for future investors keen on taking investments in Kanton.

It is anticipated that this PIPA Eco-tourism and Investment Strategy will have been completed and prepared to be used early 2018.

The main job this time is on the formulation of the Kiribati PIPA Eco-Tourism Investment Guideline (KPETIG).

The important purpose of the KPETIG is to direct the Government of Kiribati and the private sector to observe the prime investment areas that can assist Kanton Island – the PIPA Hub quickly to go up into a global eco-tourism and research centre.

The PIPA, the main location of Kanton is a World Heritage Site and is simultaneously a Protected Area. So, the KPETIG is anticipated to put at its center conservation and preservation of the PIPA and other natural and heritage benefits with universal consequence. Phoenix Islands Protected Area- the largest and deepest marine protected area under the UNESCO World Heritage site.


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