Find Forestry expertise in Nauru

Nauru has a small forest fringe, 50-100 metres wide around the coast, where groves of coconut, tomanu and banyan trees are used as ‘shelterbelts’, decoration and in soil assistance programmes; there are no forests per se in Nauru and, consequently, no forest industries. Nauru’s coastal ridges historically were wooded with indigenous hardwoods but decades of extensive and damaging phosphorus mining have left the ridges and central plateau, which comprise 80% of Nauru’s land mass, barren. The Ministry of Public Works is responsible for promoting and protecting forest resources and has been working with the South Pacific Commission’s Forestry division to determine and raise appropriate tree species to be used in rehabilitation efforts on mined-out areas.