From Ridge-to-Community-to-Reef with USAID and SPREP in the Solomon Islands
Through the support of USAID, Sasamuga village in Choiseul Province of the Solomon Islands is becoming a notable example of ridge to reef management in the Pacific.This work is part of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)-USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) project that aims to rehabilitate and protect the water catchment, provide greater wat... More detail
PacWaste embarks on re-shaping the waste landscape in Majuro
The very nature of atolls – the fact that they are generally isolated, have a small land area and are low-lying – makes sustainable waste management very challenging. The PacWaste project is tackling these challenges through its pilot integrated atoll solid waste management system in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands.The lessons learned from this progressive pilot pr... More detail
World's Largest Volunteer Beach Cleanup Comes to Apia, Samoa
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Samoa's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) and other local organisations and individuals across Samoa joined hundreds of thousands of people around the world for Trash Free Seas this September as part of the 30 Annual International Coastal Cleanup.A new milestone was achieved in Apia on Sat... More detail
Side Events at 26th SPREP Meeting: Progressing shark protection in the Pacific
24 September, 2015, Apia, Samoa, 26SM Side Event Update - The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and The Pew Charitable Trusts shared their commitment to protecting sharks in the Pacific at a joint side event today, at the 26th SPREP Meeting.
Ms Jennifer Sawada from The Pew Charitable Trusts spoke about the important role sharks play towards th... More detail
Special tribute paid to David Sheppard at the 26th SPREP Meeting today
24 September, 2015, Apia, Samoa, 26SM - There was a special moment in the 26th SPREP Meeting of Officials today when the room came together to pay tribute to Mr. David Sheppard, the Director-General of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). His six year term comes to an end in December this year.
L - R Mr David Sheppard with his gift presented t... More detail