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French Polynesia

see Resume de L’ÉTAT DE L’ENVIRONNEMENT EN POLYNÉSIE FRANÇAISE 2006 ; see also full report…

French Polynesia

see also Flora of French Polynesia [Fr] / [En]
see also Flora of the Marquesas Islands [French Polynesia]

UICN/OIF (2010). Atlas - BIODIVERSITÉ de la francophonie - richesses et vulnerabilites
French Polynesia

Birdlife [Avifauna] Profiles
French Polynesiasee also Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World - browsable by country and by individual island within the Pacific region - excellent data source

see also Species profiles [*For the Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable), each factsheet contains a summary account, range map and an illustration, plus additional data tables. For Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Near Threatened, Least Concern and Data Deficient species, each contains a concise summary paragraph and some additional data tables.] [Birdlife International]
French Polynesia

see also Endemic Bird Areas [EBAs] of the Pacific [incl. Aitutaki (secondary area) ; East Caroline Islands ; Fiji ; Gilbert Islands (secondary area) ; Henderson Island ; Mariana Islands ; Marquesas Islands ; Marshall Islands (secondary area) ; Nauru (secondary area) ; Niuafo‘ou (secondary area) ; Niue (secondary area) ; Northern Line Islands (secondary area) ; Palau ; Pitcairn (secondary area) ; Rapa (secondary area) ; Rimatara ; Rotuma (secondary area) ; Samoan Islands ; Society Islands ; Southern Cook Islands ; Tonga (secondary area) ; Tuamotu archipelago ; Wake Island (secondary area) ; Wallis and Futuna (secondary area) ; Yap Islands ] [Birdlife International]see also Important bird areas of the Pacific [IBAs] (2010) [Birdlife Pacific]

IBA Profiles: 
French Polynesia

* order the complete CD-ROM 'Important bird areas in the Pacific: a compendium' from the SPREP IRC

see also Pacific regional overview [Birdlife International] 
see also Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) of Oceania [Birdlife International]
see also State of the World's birds website and report [Birdlife International] - including Pacific country case studies

Climate change and biodiversity profiles [from Climate Change and Biodiversity in the
European Union Overseas Entities 
French Polynesia

Pacific Climate Change Portal (NEW)

Earthtrends Thematic Country Profiles [WRI]
Agriculture and food, Biodiversity and protected areas, Climate and atmosphere, Coastal and marine ecosystems, Economics, business and the environment, Energy and resources, Environmental governance and institutions, Forests, grasslands and drylands, Population, health and human well-being, Water resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Ecoregion Profiles [World Wildlife Fund]
Tropical Moist Forests
Society islands [French Polynesia] , Tuamotu [French Polynesia] , Tubuai [French Polynesia]

Environment Statistics - Country Snapshots [UN; 2009]
French Polynesia

Environmental Vulnerability Index - Country Profiles [SOPAC / UNEP]
French Polynesia

EU Pacific Country Environment Profiles
EU Country Partnership Profiles [incl. environment and EDF10 strategies]
French Polynesia

Fishbase Biodiversity Country Profiles (all fish)
French Polynesia

Forestry Country Profiles 
Forestry Department Country Profiles [FAO] 
French Polynesia

see also FAO Forest Resource Assessment : Country Reports [2010]
French Polynesia (2010; 289kb)

see also FAO Forest Resources Assessments - Data collection for the Pacific region [2000]
French Polynesia

see also State of the World's Forests 2007: Asia and the Pacific [FAO] (2008; 1.77mb)
see alsoTropical and subtropical forest profiles prepared by the World Wildlife Fund

Global Biodiversity Information Forum [GBIF] Country Profiles 
French Polynesia

see also GBIF Google Earth Country Links
French Polynesia

Invasive Species : Country Profiles [ISSG]
French Polynesia

see also Espèces exotiques envahissantes dans les collectivités françaises d'outre-mer Etat des lieux et recommandations (2008; 5.28mb)

see also Les espèces exotiques envahissantes en outre-mer

Land-based pollutants inventory for the South Pacific region: Part 2: Regional summary and country profiles [SPREP] (1993; 19mb)

Laws and legislation
SPREP National Laws and Legislation clearinghouse
French Polynesia

Mangrove and Wetlands Profiles

Wetlands in Oceania - country profiles and wetlands information [UNEP-WCMC] - French Polynesia

see also: A Directory of Wetlands in Oceania [1993]
see also: Wetlands of the Pacific Island Region (2008; 882kb)
see also: IWMI Global Wetlands - Interactive Web Map Server - includes countries of Oceania 
see also:

Marine Resource Profiles

State of Coral Reef Systems
French Polynesia (2004)

see also:

State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)

see also:

Reefbase Country Profiles (coral reefs, reef fish, biodiversity)
French Polynesia

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

see also:

Status of Coral Reef Systems of the World: 2008 (2008; 20mb)

Chapter 13 - Status of Coral Reefs in Polynesia Mana Node Countries: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Kiribati, Tonga, Tokelau and Wallis and Futuna (2008; 1.85mb)

see also:

MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database)
French Polynesia

see also Millennium Coral Reef Mapping - South Pacific products
IMARS Geomorphological classification is publicly available on the University of South Florida web site from . Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Cook Is, French Polynesia and East Solomon are there (PNG will hopefully be coming shortly). Files are distributed as Shapefiles (ArcGIS) and can be opened in MapInfo.

Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum Country Data:
French Polynesia

Pacific Regional information System - PRISM [SPC]
Environmental and Climate Statistics 
French Polynesia

Political Reviews [Contemporary Pacific]
French Polynesia


Protected Areas

Pacific Islands Protected Areas Portal (NEW)

Protected Planet - Search the World Database on Protected Areas

Protected area profiles in French Polynesia

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

SocMon profiles (Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management ) - Pacific

SPC Country Profiles:
French Polynesia

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]

see Agenda Item 6.1: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 18th SPREP Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 11th to 14th September 2007

- Exchange of information by Members on national developments related to Pollution Prevention priority of the SPREP Action Plan [2008]
see Agenda Item 8.6: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the19th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia on 8–12 September 2008

- Exchange of Information by Members on National Developments Related to the Climate Change Focus Area of the SPREP Action Plan [2009]
see Agenda Item 11.2: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 20th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 17 - 20 November 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
French Polynesia

UNEP Country Profiles [* poorly maintained and little information available]
French Polynesia

World Factbook Country Profiles [CIA]
French Polynesia

World Ocean Database 2005 [NOAA]
Geographically sorted data for the Pacific Ocean [datasets]

see also Environmental indicators: South Pacific (UNEP: 2004; 6.23mb)
see also Polynesia / Micronesia Biodiversity Hotspot Ecosystem Profile (2007; 1.16mb)
see also Paciifc Biodiversity Information Forum website and databases

National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans (NBSAP) / Stratégie pour la biodiversité de Polynésie française 
French Polynesia (2006; 1.92mb)

see also En France d'outre-mer (2004), France - incl. French Territories (2004),

National Invasive Species
Espèces exotiques envahissantes dans les collectivités françaises d'outre-mer Etat des lieux et recommandations (2008; 5.28mb) 
see also Invasive alien species in the Austral-Pacific region: national reports and directory of resources[GISP] (2002; 3.75mb)
see also Invasives Species on Pacific Islands [reports] - HEAR / PIER project website

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
French Polynesia

State of the Environment Reports / L’état de l’environnement en Polynésie française en 2006 
French Polynesia (2007; 8.51mb)

see also French Polynesia (1995; 4.09mb) *incomplete and poorly formatted ,

see also the archive of SPREP Country Reports between 1980-1983 as follows:
French Polynesia [En ; Fr] (1980; 347kb)

Biodiversité marine de la polynésie française
Le site est une base de données regroupant les informations taxonomiques existantes sur les organismes végétaux et animaux rencontrés en mer. Cependant, pour certains groupes, quand cela a été possible, la liste a été élargie, aux organismes vivant en eau douce (une précision sera alors ajoutée).

French Polynesia - Delegation a l'Environnement
The Polynesian Delegation for the Environment aims at helping citizens with their environment related legal work, especially for the Classified Installations Legislation.

French Polynesia - Meteorological Office

Herbier de la Polynesie francaise [Fr] / [En]

Website of the Ornithological Society of Polynesia. Excellent resource site for the birdlife of French Polynesia.

Polynesian Environment Society [French Polynesia]
The PES is a mixed capital corporation in charge of studying and implementing the domestic and industrial waste management projects of French Polynesia.

Te mana o te moana [French Polynesia]
The te mana o te moana non-profit association was founded on September 23rd, 2004. Through its research, conservation, communication and educational activities, te mana o te moana strives to protect the marine environment of French Polynesia and to educate the public .

see also:

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Regional Frameworks and Strategies Directory [SPREP]

SPREP Library and IRC collection [SLIC] - includes online full text access to a wide range of Pacific environment materials.

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Virtual Library - full text publications from SPREP, SOPAC, SPC and other CROP agencies, Pacific govt. environment depts. , regional institutions, and NGOs active in the area of environment conservation.

Pacific Environment Databases and Recommended Internet Resources

see also:

SPREP's International Instruments' webpage
"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

via Google Scholar