July 13, 2016 by admin
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
The Pacific island region covers an area of more than 27 million km (squared) and is dominated by ocean. The 22 Pacific island countries and territories are mostly small island states with significant geological, biological, and social diversity. Unsurprisingly, Pacific island people have a high dependence on their ocean resources for food security, livelihoods, and economic revenue, as well as cultural connections to marine environments and animals.