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Inaugural Pacific Invasive Species Battler Award recognises ... Inaugural Pacific Invasive Species Battler Award recognises efforts in Tonga Ms Lisa Tokanga Fe’ofa’aki Fanua of Vava’u Environmental Protection Association (VEPA) from Tonga was the winner of the first Pacific Invasive Species Battler of the Year Award announced in Dece... More detail
Pacific islands invasive species data to be available global... Pacific islands invasive species data to be available globally Helping Pacific islands publish data on alien and invasive species to support invasive species management is at the core of a regional workshop at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment P... More detail
Increasing capacity in the Pacific islands region to address... Increasing capacity in the Pacific islands region to address the largest driver of biodiversity loss Niue, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tonga and Tuvalu have recently completed national consultations to develop activities for the Global Environment Facility (GEF 6) multi-country invasive species... More detail
From Apia to the Kermadec Islands From Apia to the Kermadec Islands Young Samoan, Mr Jorim-Paul Philips, took part in the Young Blake Expedition to the Kermadec Islands last month, the very first time a Pacific islander has been invited to take part.The Young Blake Ex... More detail
Dugong and seagrass conservation on the agenda for Pacific i... Dugong and seagrass conservation on the agenda for Pacific island range states The declining status of seagrass and dugong populations in the region was just one of the reasons delegates from four of the five Pacific island range states for dugong convened in Solomon Islands thi... More detail
Samoa establishes a sanctuary for sharks and rays in its nat... Samoa establishes a sanctuary for sharks and rays in its national waters Samoa has announced a shark sanctuary within its 128,000 sq km Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), making it the eighth Pacific island country that has designated its national waters as a protected sanctua... More detail
Samoa hosts Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium Samoa hosts Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium 1 March, 2018, Apia, Samoa - Pacific history was made with the very first Pacific Ministerial Shark Symposium opening in Samoa today, demonstrating global leadership from the island region in protecti... More detail
Enforcing Shark and Ray Protection in Samoa Enforcing Shark and Ray Protection in Samoa Between 63 to 273 million sharks are killed each year in commercial fisheries to meet the high demand of shark fins. In Samoa, sharks are protected under the Implementation of Shark Sanctuary Provisio... More detail
Ecosystem-based Adaptation to take the spotlight at the seco... Ecosystem-based Adaptation to take the spotlight at the second Pacific Climate Change Conference A series of pre-conference workshops are scheduled to be held in the lead-up to the second Pacific Climate Change Conference next week, with one of them set to shine the spotlight on Ecosystem-based A... More detail
Protected areas in the Pacific benefit from IUCN-SPREP partn... Protected areas in the Pacific benefit from IUCN-SPREP partnership Suva, Fiji, 7 February, 2018  – Pacific island countries are demonstrating global leadership in their actions to help halt the world's biodiversity loss through the establishment of Protected A... More detail
Coral prey or plastic? Coral prey or plastic? Pacific Conversations with SPREPLast December, the Pacific islands took their voice to the International Coral Reef Initiative General Meeting at the UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The... More detail
Linking Health and Biodiversity with Griffith University and... Linking Health and Biodiversity with Griffith University and SPREP A group of 18 undergraduate and postgraduate health science students today learned more about the link between health and biodiversity during a visit to the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environ... More detail
Saving our Pacific coral reefs, together. Saving our Pacific coral reefs, together. 17 Jaunary 2018, SAVUSAVU, FIJI – Coral reefs need our help to survive, say experts at a national symposium on coral reefs hosted by the Government of Fiji, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Fiji, and UN En... More detail
100 Island Challenge comes to Samoa 100 Island Challenge comes to Samoa A team of researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography were in Samoa last month on an expedition as part of the 100 Island Challenge.The challenge is a large-scale natural experiment, inve... More detail
SPREP and UNEP-WCMC announce new partnership to showcase Pac... SPREP and UNEP-WCMC announce new partnership to showcase Pacific Islands' achievements in protecting biodiversity An exciting new partnership has been announced between UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). These ... More detail
Global gathering to tackle coral reef crisis Global gathering to tackle coral reef crisis Current and emerging leaders converged in the Great Barrier Reef to learn and share ideas for tackling the crucial challenge of protecting coral reefs as part of the 2017 International Coral Reef Mana... More detail
Le projet de Ceinture Bleue pour la Biodiversité dans le Pa... Le projet de Ceinture Bleue pour la Biodiversité dans le Pacifique La Ceinture Bleue de Biodiversité du Pacifique est un projet de deux ans et demi ayant pour but de soutenir les Pays et Territoires d'Outre-Mer (PTOM) du Pacifique (Nouvelle Calédonie, Wallis et Fut... More detail
Pacific Biodiversity Blue Belt to support Ocean health in th... Pacific Biodiversity Blue Belt to support Ocean health in the Pacific region Pacific Biodiversity Blue Belt is a two and a half year project to enhance integrated ocean management and marine biodiversity conservation in New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, French Polynesia and Pi... More detail
Victory for Pacific Whales as the UK signs on to Pacific Wha... Victory for Pacific Whales as the UK signs on to Pacific Whale Declaration History was made at the Twelfth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wildlife (CMS COP12) in Manila, Philippines. For the first time since its establ... More detail
Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to prot... Samoa takes the floor at the CMS COP12 in the battle to protect the blue shark "The fishery for blue sharks has been estimated to remove 20 million animals every year, this may well be the single largest removal of a large wild vertebrate from the ecosystem in the world." – Ms... More detail
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