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Rapid Biodiversity Assessment of Key Biodiversity Areas: Falealupo Peninsula Coastal Rainforest, Central Savai’i Rainforest, and Uafato-Tiavea Coastal Rainforest, Samoa

This Biodiversity survey was coordinated and implemented by Conservation International staff and partners, through contract by the Samoan Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), with funding support from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) via the United Nations Development Programme (Apia Office). This project funding was to support the “Strengthening multi-sectoral management of critical landscape” (SMSMCL) project being implemented by MNRE.

Battling Invasive Species in the Pacific : outcomes of the regional GEF-PAS IAS project

The GEF-PAS funded project "Prevention, control and management of invasive alien species in the Pacific islands' was implemented from late 2011 until September 2016.  The project which involved the nine participating countries of Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nue, Palau, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu, was designed to assist in implementing the regional framework "Guidelines for Managing Invasive Species in the Pacific.
 

Celebrating island biodiversity achievements in the Pacific : case studies from the Regional GEF-PAS Integrated Island Biodiversity Project

This inspiring collection of case studies tells the story of how four Pacific island countries are managing their island biodiversity in an integrated manner through the assistance of the UNEP Global Environment Facility's Pacific Alliance for Sustainability (GEF-PAS) project. This project has created a lasting legacy for others to scale up and replicate as we continue to work together as a region to protect and sustainably use our island biodiversity to sustain environmental, economic and human well-being of our Pacific peoples well into the future.

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2018

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity honors Individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It aims to encourage positive action for biodiversity and inspire others by showcasing the notable work of those whom it honors.

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Palau Pledge

Learn why the children of Palau have written a pledge that every visitor to their home has to take. Palau is the first nation on earth to change its immigration laws for the cause of environmental protection. Upon entry, visitors need to sign a passport pledge to act in an ecologically responsible way on the island, for the sake of Palau’s children and future generations of Palauans.

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Training Opportunity - Forestry Training Centre, Fiji - Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management Tailored Short-Term Training

The Forestry Training Centre, within the Ministry of Forests in Fiji, is offering a recently developed Tailored Short Term Training on Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management which is opened to any group and types of organizations in the Pacific region. This training course is aimed at enhancing the skills of people already undertaking related work or that have strong interest in environmental management and biodiversity conservation. The course content, duration and location can be tailored to different needs. 

New research article - Utilitarian framings of biodiversity shape environmental impact assessment in development cooperation

Biodiversity is under threat from anthropogenic pressures, in particular in biodiversity-rich developing countries. Development cooperation actors, who traditionally focus on the improvement of socio-economic conditions in the South, are increasingly acknowledging the linkages between poverty and biodiversity, e.g. by referring to the ecosystem services framework. However, there are many different framings which stress the need for biodiversity integration and which influence how biodiversity and development are and/or should be linked.