Rat Eradication a Success in Tonga
Recent monitoring has resulted in the confirmation that rats have been eradicated from the islands of Malinoa and Motu Tapu in Tonga following a successful eradication operation in 2015.."We are very pleased with the result and it's great to see the motivation to do more. Invasive vertebrates are a major threat to munch of the Pacific's biodiversity, but with community buy-in c... More detail
Shibushi Model Project Stakeholder Meeting “Green Samoa Initiative Awareness Event”
Partnerships and national commitment to promote waste minimisation, especially green waste through composting in communities and the Tafaigata landfill in Samoa, was the theme of the Shibushi Model Project Stakeholder Meeting "Green Samoa Initiative Awareness Event".Organised by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Government of Samoa (MNRE) in collaboration... More detail
Pacific Climate Change Centre to begin construction in June next year
The Pacific islands are a step closer to having their very own Pacific Climate Change Centre to be hosted at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) campus in Apia, Samoa.A special signing between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Government of Samoa, with SPREP to finalise the minutes of discussion which marks the end of the pr... More detail
Improved Pacific Climate Change Portal now at your fingertips
The revamped Pacific Climate Change Portal (www.pacificclimatechange.net) is now online and available for use.Known as PCCP Version 2.0 the upgrade of this one-stop-shop for Pacific islands climate change information was made possible through a partnership between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Griffith University through the Australian G... More detail
Latest Issue of SPREP-Tok Now Available!
The SPREP-Tok for the month of May is now available online! The monthly newsletter of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) features an update of news and events happening in SPREP from the month of March. Click here to access your copy of SPREP-Tok Issue 23.
SPREP facilitates range of training seminars for crew of Va'a Gaualofa
The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has begun a series of training seminars with the crew from the Samoa Voyaging Society's traditional sailing vessel, Gaualofa, to help strengthen their understanding of environmental issues."When voyaging, one of the messages we want to champion is to take better care of our ocean and our environment," said Ca... More detail
Improving Weather and Climate Forecasts for Pacific Communities
Bridging the gap between Information Technology and Pacific Meteorological Services to bring about improved weather and climate forecasts and warnings for Pacific communities is at the core of training held in Samoa this week.The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) is hosting Met Officers from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga a... More detail