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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

IUCN - International Union for the Conservation of Nature

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.

Our work focuses on valuing and conserving nature, ensuring effective and equitable governance of its use, and deploying nature-based solutions to global challenges in climate, food and development. IUCN supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world, and brings governments, NGOs, the UN and companies together to develop policy, laws and best practice.


IUCN - Oceania

IUCN - Oceania

Oceania is geographically one of IUCN’s largest regional programmes, covering over 100 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. The region comprises Australia, New Zealand and the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories making up Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The total human population is estimated at approximately 35 million, of whom nearly two thirds are resident in Australia. 

 


IUCN - Oceania

Oceania is geographically one of IUCN’s largest regional programmes, covering over 100 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean. The region comprises Australia, New Zealand and the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories making up Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The total human population is estimated at approximately 35 million, of whom nearly two thirds are resident in Australia. 

 


Kolombangara Island Biodiverstiy Conservation Association (KIBCA)

KIBCA’S overall objective is to protect Kolombangara Islands’ rich marine and forest biodiversity and to educate, promote and encourage sustainable management of natural resources through viable economic and social ventures for our communities.


Lagoons of New Caledonia

In 2008, UNESCO listed New Caledonia Barrier Reef on the World Heritage List under the name The Lagoons of New Caledonia: Reef Diversity and Associated Ecosystems. The Lagoons were listed under three UNESCO categories:

Superlative natural Phenomena or natural beauty Ongoing Biological and ecological processes Biological Diversity and threatened species.

There are six marine clusters at the site which are protected by marine and terrestrial buffer zones that are not part of the World Heritage Site. 


Locally-Managed Marine Area Network (LMMA)

Founded in 2000, the LMMA Network is a group of practitioners throughout the Indo-Pacific who have joined together to support effective community-driven coastal resource management by enabling effective learning, policy support and institutional development. Network communities, NGOs, government, universities and others share experiences and lessons learned, and seek information and best practices from across the Network to apply to their own sites. The Network also seeks to learn which conditions and factors, when using an LMMA strategy work, do not work, and why.


Founded in 2000, the LMMA Network is a group of practitioners throughout the Indo-Pacific who have joined together to support effective community-driven coastal resource management by enabling effective learning, policy support and institutional development. Network communities, NGOs, government, universities and others share experiences and lessons learned, and seek information and best practices from across the Network to apply to their own sites. The Network also seeks to learn which conditions and factors, when using an LMMA strategy work, do not work, and why.


MACBIO Pacific

Marine and Coastal Biodiversity Management in Pacific Island Countries

Strengthening institutional and individual capacity to

manage and conserve biodiversity in marine and coastal ecosystems,

aiming to support economies and livelihoods of Pacific island states.


MARE - Marine Affairs Research and Education

Marine Affairs Research and Education (MARE) is a unique organization. With clients in more than 120 countries, it is dedicated to serving coastal and marine resource managers worldwide with programs to help them network with their peers, no matter their location or financial means.

By allowing incomparable peer-to-peer sharing of best practices, MARE speeds the improvement of resource management around the world. More than 70% of MARE clients state that its programs have made them more effective in their work


Marine Mammal Institute

Micronesia Challenge

The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is a commitment by the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands to sustainably manage the natural resources that are crucial to the survival of Pacific traditions, cultures and livelihoods. The overall goal of the MC is to effectively conserve at least 30% of the near-shore marine resources and 20% of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020.


The Micronesia Challenge (MC) is a commitment by the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands to sustainably manage the natural resources that are crucial to the survival of Pacific traditions, cultures and livelihoods. The overall goal of the MC is to effectively conserve at least 30% of the near-shore marine resources and 20% of the terrestrial resources across Micronesia by 2020.


Mountains Protected Areas Network (IUCN-WCPA)

The Mountains Biome, part of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) was established in 1992 with 3 overall goals: 

1) having IUCN play a strong role in the Mountain Agenda follow-up on chapter 13, agenda 21 from the Rio Earth Summit; 

2) developing a support and exchange network of protected areas managers, researchers and other professionals, and; 

3) promoting a greater awareness of values on mountain protected areas among the international community.


Natural Resources Development Foundation, Solomon Islands (NRDF)

 NRDF is a local organization which was established in 2003 to address the problem of the ongoing exploitation of forests resources by foreign logging companies.  NRDF is a Solomon Islands NGO committed to promoting and supporting sustainable natural resource management by local landowners, in turn protecting social, economic and environmental assets. 


NBSAP Forum - National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans

Nguna-Pele Marine Protected Area Network (Vanuatu) and Vanuatu Village-based Resource Managed Areas Network (VBRMA)

Nguna-Pele marine protected area (MPA) Network is a local, indigenous NGO made up of 16 communities on two islands.  The network is dedicated to the sustainable use and long-term existence of marine and terrestrial resources. It is the first of its kind in Vanuatu and currently serves as a model for other island-initiated conservation efforts nationally and throughout the South Pacific. Nguna and Pele's managed reefs, sea grass beds, mangrove forests and intertidal lagoons now exceed 3,000 hectares. The network relies financially on donations from visitors.


Noumea Convention

Oceana

Oceana   seeks to make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant by winning policy victories in the countries that govern much of the world's marine life.


Ocean Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy is working with you to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges.

Together, we create science-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.


Ocean Crest Alliance

Ocean Elders

Ocean Elders

OceanElders is an independent group of global leaders who have joined together to serve as a catalyst in the conservation and protection of the ocean and its wildlife. These individuals use their collective influence, supported by science and data, to promote ocean conservation, pursue the protection of the ocean’s habitat and wildlife, and preserve its ecosystems and species biodiversity.


Ocean Legacy Foundation

Ocean Legacy Foundation

The Ocean Legacy Foundation has a primary mandate to research, educate and demonstrate the socio-economic and environmental benefits produced by managing plastic material streams that are treated as part of our Urban & Remote Waste Plastics Program. These objectives will be undertaken using environmentally sustainable Best- Practice strategies with proven technologies that are available to The Ocean Legacy Foundation.


Ocean Sanctuary Alliance

The Ocean Sanctuary Alliance (OSA) is a partnership of nations and leaders from across disciplines, whose mission is to restore and sustain the world’s ocean by securing global and national commitments to establish marine sanctuaries, ensure responsible fishing, and related efforts. OSA is committed to helping fulfill the promise of SDG 14 to regenerate the fish stocks of the Ocean for the benefit of all humankind.


Oeil - Observatoire de l'environnement, Nouvelle-Calédonie

OEIL respods to numerous questions about the impact of human, industrial and mining activities on the environment.


Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner

The Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner:

A small, dedicated, team of ocean experts supports the Commissioner. The Office’s role includes:


The Office of the Pacific Ocean Commissioner:

A small, dedicated, team of ocean experts supports the Commissioner. The Office’s role includes:


Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea

Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea

The Okeanos – Foundation for the Sea was founded in 2007 by Dieter Paulmann, who has been a passionate private underwater filmmaker for nearly 40 years.

The Foundation has made it its task to, above all, promote science and improve the communication of scientific findings, and through this to increase our awareness concerning the various threats our oceans are facing, future challenges, new solutions and positive examples.


Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum (PBIF)

The Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum (PBIF) seeks to develop a complete, scientifically sound, and electronically accessible Pacific biological knowledge-base and make it widely available to local, national, regional and global users for decision-making.

PBIF’s geographic scope includes the countries of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia, as well as the Australasian countries bordering these regions.


The Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum (PBIF) seeks to develop a complete, scientifically sound, and electronically accessible Pacific biological knowledge-base and make it widely available to local, national, regional and global users for decision-making.

PBIF’s geographic scope includes the countries of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia, as well as the Australasian countries bordering these regions.


Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network (PacMAB)

The Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network (PacMAB) was established in 2006 and now comprises members from Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa and Tonga. The members of the network have agreed to actively collaborate for the integration of biodiversity conservation management and sustainable development, recognizing the uniqueness of the cultural, social and environmental context in the Pacific Islands.


The Pacific Biosphere Reserve Network (PacMAB) was established in 2006 and now comprises members from Australia, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea (PNG), Samoa and Tonga. The members of the network have agreed to actively collaborate for the integration of biodiversity conservation management and sustainable development, recognizing the uniqueness of the cultural, social and environmental context in the Pacific Islands.


Pacific Community - Communauté du Pacifique

Pacific Community - Communauté du Pacifique

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members.

Mission


Pacific Community - Communauté du Pacifique

The Pacific Community (SPC) is the principal scientific and technical organisation in the Pacific region, proudly supporting development since 1947. We are an international development organisation owned and governed by our 26 country and territory members.

Mission


Pacific Invasives Initiative (PII)

A leading provider of technical support and capacity development for invasive species management in the Pacific.


A leading provider of technical support and capacity development for invasive species management in the Pacific.


Pacific Invasives Learning Network (PILN)

The PILN empowers effective invasive species management through a participant-driven network that meets priority needs, rapidly shares skills and resources, provides links to technical expertise, increases information exchange, and accelerates on-the-ground action.


The PILN empowers effective invasive species management through a participant-driven network that meets priority needs, rapidly shares skills and resources, provides links to technical expertise, increases information exchange, and accelerates on-the-ground action.


Pacific Island Conservation Initiative (PICI, Cook Islands)

The vision of PICI is to work in the Pacific, alongside the people and communities that have inhabited these remote islands for so long, working to assist in the understanding of the environment, the protection of vulnerable species and the preservation of habitat, so these remote islands can remain a very special place for people and nature.  The PICI mission is to develop a society that works in the tropical pacific to preserve species, habitats and communities through the provision of sound science, establishment of programmes and advocating for legislative protection.


Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund (PIC Fund)

Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund (PIC Fund)

The objective of the PIC Fund is to increase the number of Pacific Islanders attending regional and international conferences or events relevant to their countries’ development.

Supporting people to attend conferences strengthens the ownership of development processes and activities in their home countries. 


Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund (PIC Fund)

The objective of the PIC Fund is to increase the number of Pacific Islanders attending regional and international conferences or events relevant to their countries’ development.

Supporting people to attend conferences strengthens the ownership of development processes and activities in their home countries. 


Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) strengthens national capacity and regional solidarity so its 17 members can manage, control and develop their tuna fisheries now and in the future.


Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA)

The Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) strengthens national capacity and regional solidarity so its 17 members can manage, control and develop their tuna fisheries now and in the future.


Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is based in Suva, Fiji. The Secretariat’s mandate is delivered through the annual Leaders’ Communiqués and high level ministerial meeting decisions.

The Forum Secretariat is led by the Secretary General (currently Dame Meg Taylor of Papua New Guinea) who is directly responsible to the Forum Leaders and to the Forum Officials’ Committee (FOC). FOC is the Secretariat’s governing body comprising representatives from all Forum members.

The Forum Secretariat is also mandated to coordinate the implementation of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.


Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is based in Suva, Fiji. The Secretariat’s mandate is delivered through the annual Leaders’ Communiqués and high level ministerial meeting decisions.

The Forum Secretariat is led by the Secretary General (currently Dame Meg Taylor of Papua New Guinea) who is directly responsible to the Forum Leaders and to the Forum Officials’ Committee (FOC). FOC is the Secretariat’s governing body comprising representatives from all Forum members.

The Forum Secretariat is also mandated to coordinate the implementation of the Framework for Pacific Regionalism.


Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC)

Established in 2005, The Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC) is a long-term capacity sharing program and social network in the Pacific Islands. PIMPAC is co-coordinated by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and the Micronesia Conservation Trust, and therefore, largely provides services to partners in the US Flag Islands and the Freely Associated States. However, PIMPAC is always open to supporting partners in other areas of the Pacific, upon request.


Established in 2005, The Pacific Islands Managed and Protected Areas Community (PIMPAC) is a long-term capacity sharing program and social network in the Pacific Islands. PIMPAC is co-coordinated by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program and the Micronesia Conservation Trust, and therefore, largely provides services to partners in the US Flag Islands and the Freely Associated States. However, PIMPAC is always open to supporting partners in other areas of the Pacific, upon request.


Pacific Islands Marine Portal (PIMRIS)

The Pacific Islands Marine Portal project is a collaborative project between the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS) and the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO to improve access to Pacific marine information for the Pacific Islands community.


The Pacific Islands Marine Portal project is a collaborative project between the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS) and the International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange" (IODE) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO to improve access to Pacific marine information for the Pacific Islands community.


Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy and Framework for Integrated Strategic Action