The area on the island called Buada Lagoon is used
for agricultural cultivation of fruits and
vegetables, but also they have a tree Calophyllum
inophyllum, which is resistant to hot temperatures
conifer. Plants in small size can be used as an
ornamental, but in bigger size of trees higher
growth is used thanks to hardness in construction
and in shipbuilding. Local tree called Taman and its
cultivation is widespread in almost all areas of the
Pacific Ocean to Africa.
Mining of guano, marked the whole island. Mining in
the past has given way to fertile land, destroying
some rocks a few meters. Mining previously impact on
untouched nature and pollution. Today, however,
restores the country and also there are several
programs that provide clean up and rebuild the
country, while mitigating the effects of more than
one hundred years-long production. Foreign workers
brought production Jehovah's Witnesses religious
sect. His influence on the island was minimal. Sect
and its belief also allowed not one religion.
Fresh water is on this little island more rarer. Its
reserves are not large and depend on rainfall. Water
is also collected from the roofs and filtered.
However, operating desalination plants using sea
water. During late autumn until the end of the
winter monsoon season runs. There is a kind of
endemic wading birds Acrocephalus rehsei, which
lives only here. Due to its rarity and uniqueness is
protected and registered on the list of IUCN. Own
indigenous land mammals we find. Rather, dogs, cats
and other animals that are brought man himself.
Among the pests, who got here unintentionally so, as
perhaps for each around the island, is Asian,
Polynesian rat, or rather, living originally from
the Philippines to New Zealand. It is a common
occurrence, as in our mice and similar animals.
The highest point on the island is 71 meters high
above sea level and is called the Command Ridge. The
name probably originated ridge Commander of II.
World War, which marked the island. At least to the
extent that today you can explore the wrecks of
military equipment and military bunkers on the
Newspapers Mwinen Ko are biweekly. The island state
television work in addition to sending their own
messages, advertisements and notices also the
Australian and New Zealand news, movies and serials.
There is also a radio, or rather extended radio
broadcast BBC and other radio stations in Australia.