American Samoa American Samoa

American Samoa is a small island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean and is vulnerable to climate change. There are limited natural freshwater resources in American Samoa and these may be adversely affected by a rise in the level of…

Birdlife [Avifauna] Profiles
 
Earthtrends Thematic Country Profiles [WRI]
 
Environmental Vulnerability Index - Country Profiles [SOPAC / UNEP, 2005]
 
Fishbase Biodiversity Country Profiles (all fish)
Forestry Country Profile
Forestry Department Country Profiles [FAO] 
American Samoa (2010; 333kb) 
see also FAO Forest Resources Assessments - Data collection for the Pacific region [2000]
see also Mongabay Rainforest profiles:
Global Biodiversity Information Forum [GBIF] Country Profiles 
see also GBIF Google Earth Country Links
Invasive Species : Country Profiles [ISSG]
see also NBII Invasive Species information Node profiles
Land-based pollutants inventory for the South Pacific region: Part 2: Regional summary and country profiles [SPREP] (1993; 19mb)
 
Laws and legislation
 
American Samoa (2002; 297kb),
see also: IWMI Global Wetlands - Interactive Web Map Server - includes countries of Oceania 
 
Marine Resource Profiles 
State of Coral Reef Systems
American Samoa (2005; 2.5mb), American Samoa (2008; 4mb)
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Reefbase Country Profiles (coral reefs, reef fish, biodiversity)
see also GIS data for corals in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and reef profile
see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and ecosystem
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MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database)
The Natural History Guide to American Samoa [NPS]
Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum Country Data:
Pacific Regional information System - PRISM [SPC]
Environmental and Climate Statistics 

 

Protected Areas 
 
 

see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific - browse by country and ecosystem

 
 
 
SPREP Country Profiles: Exchange of Information by Members at SPREP Annual Meetings:
Exchamge of information by Members on National Developments related to Natural Resource Management Priority of the Action Plan [2007]
Exchange of information by Members on national developments related to Pollution Prevention priority of the SPREP Action Plan [2008]
- Exchange of Information by Members on National Developments Related to the Climate Change Focus Area of the SPREP Action Plan [2009]
Exchange of Information by Members on Year of Biodiversity [2010]
see Agenda Item 11.3: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 21st SPREP Meeting of Officials in Madang, Papua New Guinea on 6-10 September 2010
see also individual profiles for: Wallis and Futuna
Threatened species: Summary of species on the 2008 IUCN Red List
UNEP Country Profiles [* poorly maintained and little information available]
American Samoa
Water Data Country Profiles [USGS]
World Bank Environment indicators
World Factbook Country Profiles [CIA]
World Ocean Database 2005 [NOAA]


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Invasive Species 
Invasives reports: American Samoa (2000; 215 kb)

see also
Invasives Species on Pacific Islands [reports] - HEAR / PIER project website

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
 
State of the Environment Reports
American Samoa (2002; 1.67mb)
see also Regional perspectives: Asia and the Pacific (UNEP, GEO-4. 2007; 382 kb) 

see also the archive of SPREP Country Reports between 1980-1983 as follows:
American Samoa (1980; 379kb) 
 
State [U.S.] Wildlife Action Plans [Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies - CWCSs]
American Samoa (2006; 1.54mb)
Reports available online from SOPAC [Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission]
 
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This is an index to the set of all known environmental reports and publications compiled by the American Samoa National Park Service's inventory and monitoring staff as of 2008.
American Samoa's Digital Library 
The National Park of American Samoa staff have compiled a bibliography (with pdf copies) of Environmental Literature of the Samoan Archipelago. Excellent resource.
 
The mission of the Coral Reef Advisory Group is To protect and conserve coral reefs for the benefit of the people of American Samoa, the United States, and the rest of the world. 
Coral Reef Advisory Group member agencies work together by mutual consensus to manage coral reefs in American Samoa by planning achievable programs, identifying and collaborating with other partners, obtaining funding for projects, tracking project compliance, promoting public awareness, and developing local capacity for eventual self-sustainability. 
 
American Samoa - Department of Marine and Wildlife
Excellent resource site for both terrestrial and marine biodiversity of American Samoa. 
see in particular 'The Natural History Guide to American Samoa' - comprehensive guide to the American samoa's geology, geography and biota.
 
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SPREP Virtual Library - includes online full text access to a wide range of Pacific environment materials.
 
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"International instruments relevant to SPREP's work in the areas of Sustainable Economic Development, Ecosystems Management, Climate Change, and Waste Management."
 
Academic literature and research
 
- The National Park of American Samoa staff have compiled a bibliography (with pdf copies) of Environmental Literature of the Samoan Archipelago. An excellent resource.
via Google Scholar