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Protected Areas Working Group (PAWG) of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation

Protected Areas Working Group (PAWG) of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation

Australian Marine Mammal Centre

Australian Marine Mammal Centre

The Australian Marine Mammal Centre is based in Hobart in the Australian Antarctic Division's Science Branch. The Centre has five staff and one student plus an extensive research community throughout Australia, representing over 20 institutions. A stakeholder advisory committee and a marine mammal scientific committee worked with the Centre's staff to review the priority research needs and to ensure cross-jurisdictional integration of the work program.


Belau Locally Managed Area Network (BLMA)

Since 2002, the Helen Reef Resource Management Project in Palau has been active in Locally-Managed Marine Area (LMMA) Network activities. In 2008, the Palau LMMA Network changed its name to the Belau Locally Managed Area Network (BLMA) in order to reflect the terrestrial efforts of its members as well and to use the traditional name.


Big Ocean

Established in 2010, Big Ocean is a network of managers and partners of existing and proposed large-scale marine managed areas (MMAs). The network aims to improve the effectiveness of management efforts, to serve as a peer learning resource and support system, and to build the professional standards of practice for this emerging genre of marine conservation.


BIOPAMA - Pacific

Birdlife International - Pacific

Birdlife International Pacific is a partnership of independent organisations working together as one for nature and people.  We create action through insight. Through our expertise on birds we act for nature and people. Through sharing local challenges we find lasting global solutions.  Birdlife International is active in more than 120 countries worldwide.


Birdlife International Pacific is a partnership of independent organisations working together as one for nature and people.  We create action through insight. Through our expertise on birds we act for nature and people. Through sharing local challenges we find lasting global solutions.  Birdlife International is active in more than 120 countries worldwide.


Blue Solutions

Blue Solutions

Blue Solutions are….
…innovative concepts and practical approaches that inspire and facilitate action towards healthy and productive marine and coastal ecosystems

The Blue Solutions Project provides….
…a global platform to collate, share and generate knowledge and capacity for sustainable management and equitable governance of our blue planet

Through this project, we


Cetacean Strandings of Oceania

Cetacean Strandings of Oceania

Strandings of Oceania is a web site for documenting strandings of whales and dolphins in nations and territories of the South Pacific.

 


Cetacean Strandings of Oceania

Strandings of Oceania is a web site for documenting strandings of whales and dolphins in nations and territories of the South Pacific.

 


CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CITES - Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CITES is an international agreement between governments. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.


Common Oceans - Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)

Common Oceans

Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ) are those areas of ocean for which no one nation has sole responsibility for management. They are the common oceans that make up 40% of the surface of our planet, comprising 64% of the surface of the oceans and nearly 95% of its volume.

The ABNJ comprise the high seas and the seabed beyond the (extended) continental shelf of coastal States and include complex ecosystems at vast distances from coasts, making sustainable management of fisheries resources and biodiversity conservation in those areas difficult and challenging.


Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO): Oceans and Atmosphere

Delivering globally consistent and authoritative information and services that enable Australian governments, industries and communities to predict and respond to weather, climate and ocean variability and change, and extreme events.

 


Conservation International Pacific Islands

Conservation International (CI) is leading numerous initiatives across the Pacific region, helping communities and governments define and establish marine protected areas and create sustainable development activities.


Conservation International (CI) is leading numerous initiatives across the Pacific region, helping communities and governments define and establish marine protected areas and create sustainable development activities.


Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP)

The Conservation Measures Partnership (CMP) is a partnership of conservation organizations that seek better ways to design, manage, and measure the impacts of their conservation actions. CMP members work together on issues related to impact assessment and accountability because collectively we have a greater chance of designing and implementing effective monitoring and evaluation systems and ultimately, enhancing program and project design and implementation. CMP strives to promote innovation in monitoring and evaluation of conservation efforts, serving as a catalyst within the conservation community.


Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP)

CSP aims to increase community involvement in the conservation and management of Pohnpei's natural resources; to build local capacity through public and private partnerships; to develop alternatives to unsustainable practices; and to promote law and policies that support these objectives.

CSP's vision is to live in a safe and clean environment where cultural pride and natural resources are protected, preserved, and balanced with sustainable development.  Their mission is to preserve and enhance the natural heritage of Pohnpei State by promoting community-led resource management and sustainable development.


Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)

As an environmental treaty under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme, CMS provides a global platform for the conservation and sustainable use of migratory animals and their habitats. CMS brings together the States through which migratory animals pass, the Range States, and lays the legal foundation for internationally coordinated conservation measures throughout a migratory range.


Cook Islands - Biodiversity & Natural Heritage

Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (CTI-CFF)

The CTI-CFF is a multilateral partnership of six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste) formed to address the urgent threats facing the coastal and marine resources of the Coral Triangle.

In 2009, the leaders adopted a 10 year CTI Regional Plan of Action with five goals:


The CTI-CFF is a multilateral partnership of six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste) formed to address the urgent threats facing the coastal and marine resources of the Coral Triangle.

In 2009, the leaders adopted a 10 year CTI Regional Plan of Action with five goals:


Council of Regional Organisations in the Pacific (CROP)

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

Although CEPF is no longer active in the Pacific, CEPF's web site provides useful information.  There are some basic METT analyses to indicate how the CEPG delivered benefits on protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures.


Although CEPF is no longer active in the Pacific, CEPF's web site provides useful information.  There are some basic METT analyses to indicate how the CEPG delivered benefits on protected areas and other effective area-based conservation measures.


Deep Sea Conservation Coalition

Fiji Locally Managed Marine Area (FLMMA)

The FLMMA Network was the first country-level network to operate independently of the overall LMMA Network. The FLMMA approach, which works to promote and encourage the preservation, protection and sustainable use of marine resources by the resource owners, has been formally adopted by the Fiji Government. The network has worked to help bring back traditional management practices and the state Government is now in the process of transferring ownership of coastal areas and resources back to traditional land-owning clans.


Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI)

Established in 1965, the FSPI is based in Fiji and works towards helping build sustainable communities in the Pacific Islands. They work with Pacific communities, through people-centred programmes, to foster self- reliance within a changing world


Established in 1965, the FSPI is based in Fiji and works towards helping build sustainable communities in the Pacific Islands. They work with Pacific communities, through people-centred programmes, to foster self- reliance within a changing world


Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Islands Region

Framework for Pacific Regionalism

The Framework is intended to support focussed political conversations and settlements that address key strategic issues, including shared sovereignty, pooling resources and delegating decision-makin (Forum Leaders’ Special Retreat on the Pacific Plan Review, Cook Islands, May 2014). Rather than providing a list of regional priorities, it sets out a robust process through which regional priorities will be identified and implemented.


French Polynesia

The Agence des Aires Marines Protégées is a public administrative body established in 2006.  It is mainly responsible for establishing and managing a network of marine protected areas (MPAs) in French waters.

To fulfil this role, the agency has completed a strategic regional analysis to locate and qualify the issues facing the marine environment in various regions.  It then proposes the establishment of MPAs and management strategies suited to each marine region.

They play a supporting role for local authorities to create protected or managed marine areas in New Caledonia and French Polynesia.

 


Future Earth Coasts

Future Earth Coasts

Who we are:

Future Earth Coasts is the new name for the longstanding Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) project.

The goal of LOICZ was “to provide the knowledge, understanding and prediction needed to allow coastal communities to assess, anticipate and respond to the interaction of global change and local pressures which determine coastal change.”


Global Biodiversity Information Facility

Global Biodiversity Information Facility

What is GBIF? Presentation

Science Review Compiling the year’s research uses of data accessed through the Global Biodiversity Information Facility 2014 (http://www.sprep.org/attachments/VirLib/Global/gbif-science-review-2014.pdf)

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is an international open data infrastructure, funded by governments.


Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN)

The GCRMN works through a global network of stakeholders to support the management and conservation of coral reefs.


Global Environment Facility

Global Environment Facility

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. Since then, the GEF has provided $14.5 billion in grants and mobilized $75.4 billion in additional financing for almost 4,000 projects. The GEF has become an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector to address global environmental issues.


Global Environment Facility - Small Island Developing States and the GEF: Building Lasting Partnerships

Since the Global Environment Facility (GEF) was founded, the GEF has been a strong partner and supporter of sustainable development for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The GEF has supported the development of the green economy in the SIDS because nowhere is the inextricable connection between people’s wellbeing and prosperity and the environment more clear than on small islands. At the same time, SIDS are faced with fundamental challenges from climate change and unsustainable natural resource use that must be tackled immediately.

Small Island Developing States and the Global Environment Facility: Building Lasting Partnerships


Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)

Global Island Partnership (GLISPA)

Promoting action for island conservation and sustainable livelihoods by inspiring leadership, catalyzing commitments and facilitating collaboration among all islands.


Global Ocean Commission

Global Sharks and Rays Initiative

Global Priorities for Conserving Sharks and Rays: A 2015–2025 Strategy

The Global Strategy for the Conservation of Sharks and Rays (2015–2025) is the product of an intensive 18-month strategic planning process incorporating extensive data analysis and synthesis, including a set of background documents, several technical workshops, and ongoing consultation and review.

 


Global Transboundary Conservation Network (IUCN-WCPA)

The Global Transboundary Conservation Network brings together more than 200 experts in transboundary conservation. The network was launched at the Vth International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Parks Congress and is facilitated by the Transboundary Conservation Specialist Group of IUCN's World Commision for Protected Areas (WCPA).


Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

Our Environmental Conservation Program balances long-term conservation with sustainable use. We protect critical ecosystems. We establish models for collaboration that can be replicated and expanded around the globe. And we seek to create lasting change in how land, freshwater and coastal marine ecosystems are managed.


Grand Obesrvatoire de l'Environnement et de la Biodiversité Terrestre et Marine du Pacifique Sud / South Pacific Integrated Obseravtory for Environment and Terrestrial Biodiveristy (GOPS)

GOPS develops, coordinates and ensures consistency of local systems and observation networks, platforms and marine stations in the region to create structure and harmony for spatial models for environmental research.


GOPS develops, coordinates and ensures consistency of local systems and observation networks, platforms and marine stations in the region to create structure and harmony for spatial models for environmental research.


Green Climate Fund

Green Climate Fund

Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. The human impact on our planet is unprecedented. Long-term changes in the earth’s climate system are significant. The Green Climate Fund was established with a mission to advance the goal of keeping the temperature increase on our home planet below 2 degrees Celsius. 


High Seas Alliance

The High Seas Alliance is a cooperative initiative of groups and organizations concerned with protecting the high seas — the regions of the world's ocean that are beyond national jurisdiction. Our mission is to conserve the world's high seas - which cover half of our planet.


Indigenous Peoples' and Community Conserved Areas and Territories Consortium

The ICCA Consortium (established at a gathering during the 4th World Conservation Congress in 2008) is an international association dedicated to promoting the appropriate recognition of and support to ICCAs (Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Areas and Territories) in the regional, national and global arena.


InforMEA

InforMEA

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) has expanded access to information on multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs) through the online portal, InforMEA, which houses information on more than 60 treaties, 10,000 conference of the parties (COP) decisions, 5,000 national reports, 500 national plans, 3,700 national contacts, 3,000 websites and over 500 searchable terms.


Initiative Française pour les Récifs Coralliens (IFRECOR); International Coral Reef Initiative

IFRECOR is an informal partnership among nations and organizations which strives to preserve coral reefs and related ecosystems around the world.