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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

Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation

The Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) is a coalition of nature conservation and development organizations, governments, inter-government, donor agencies and community groups created to increase effective conservation action in the Pacific Island Region. It was formed in 1997 at the request of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).
The Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation (PIRT) is a coalition of nature conservation and development organizations, governments, inter-government, donor agencies and community groups created to increase effective conservation action in the Pacific Island Region. It was formed in 1997 at the request of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs).

Pacific Ocean Alliance

Pacific Ocean Alliance

An Alliance to Unite Ocean Interests in a Common Vision to Support Sustainable Development, Management and Conservation of the Pacific Ocean.


Pacific Ocean Alliance

An Alliance to Unite Ocean Interests in a Common Vision to Support Sustainable Development, Management and Conservation of the Pacific Ocean.


Pacific Oceanscape Framework

Pacific Oceanscape Framework

Some 23 Pacific island nations and territories have come together to create the Pacific Oceanscape, a framework to conserve and sustainably manage this vast, shared region of islands and ocean for generations to come.


Pacific Oceanscape Framework

Some 23 Pacific island nations and territories have come together to create the Pacific Oceanscape, a framework to conserve and sustainably manage this vast, shared region of islands and ocean for generations to come.


Pacific Oceanscape Vision

Pacific Oceanscape Vision

A secure future for Pacific Island Countries and Territories based on sustainable development, management and conservation of our Ocean

 


Pacific Oceanscape Vision

A secure future for Pacific Island Countries and Territories based on sustainable development, management and conservation of our Ocean

 


PACIOCEA

Palau Conservation Society (PCS)

With a vision of "Healthy Ecosystems for a Healthy Palau", the Palau Conservation Society works to empower communities to steward Palau’s environment. The Society's mission is "to work with the community to preserve the nation’s unique natural environment and perpetuate its conservation ethic for the economic and social benefit of present and future generations of Palauans and for the enjoyment and education of all.


Palau Protected Areas Network (PAN)

The Palau Protected Areas Network (PAN) was established by national law in 2003, establishing a framework for a national system of protected areas. State, community, and private protected areas may apply for membership which enables access to technical resources, participation in a national monitoring system, and eligibility for national funding. PAN member sites must have a management plan that meets specific criteria to access PAN funds. In return, states and communities owning PAN member sites agree to effectively conserve the natural resources in the protected areas.

Papua New Guinea Centre for Locally Managed Areas, Inc. (PNGCLMA)

The Papua New Guinea LMMA Network was formed in 2002 and launched officially in 2003. Following six years under the support and guidance of the LMMA network with The Nature Conservancy as their partner, PNG created an independent not-for-profit organization to manage the network. In 2009, the PNG Centre for Locally Managed Areas, Inc. (PNGCLMA) was born and operates as an independent arm of the regional LMMA Network.

Their mission is to empower local communities to achieve their marine resource management goals by building their capacity in key LMMA management skills, providing a vehicle for sharing their stories and lessons, and supporting the establishment of key partnerships.


Papua New Guinea - Conservation Initiatives

Conservation International

For nearly 20 years, CI has worked with communities, governments, industries and agencies throughout Papua New Guinea to develop innovative conservation of important species and ecosystems. We have also worked with local communities and r


Papua New Guinea - Government Documents Related to Conservation

Papua New Guinea - Legislation Related to Conservation

Papua New Guinea - Natural Resource Agencies

Papua New Guinea - Reports and Papers Related to Conservation and Protected Areas

Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA)

The Phoenix Islands Protected Area (PIPA) is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Kiribati, just five degrees south of the equator. PIPA is the world’s first large, truly deep water MPA. As a vast expanse of largely pristine mid-ocean environments, PIPA is truly an oceanic wilderness. Encompassing 408,250 square kilometers (157,626 square miles) and 11% of Kiribati’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), PIPA represents one of Earth’s last intact oceanic coral archipelago ecosystems.


Pohnpei Locally Managed Marine Area Network and Pohnpei MPA Network

The Conservation Society of Pohnpei (CSP) joined the LMMA Network in 2002. They designated their first pilot site (Nahtik) in 2003 and since then, LMMA project liaisons have been assisting the community with their conceptual model, monitoring plan, and skills training.

Pohnpei’s LMMA Network also works closely with the Pohnpei MPA Network, whose partners include local governments, College of Micronesia-Federated States of Micronesia, Peace Corps, Pohnpei State Marine Resources and Department of Land and Natural Resources.

In 2009, the first Pohnpei MPA Network Executive Committee was formed. This eight person committee will monitor network management and seek to increase community partnership.


Pristine Seas

The National Geographic Society's Pristine Seas project identifies, surveys, protects, and restores the last truly wild places in the ocean. Through exploration, scientific research, economic and policy analysis, and outreach, Pristine Seas works to establish marine reserves where marine life can thrive—while ensuring that they will be effectively managed for years to come.  Pristine Seas partners with heads of state, local governments and communities, NGOs, and business leaders. 


Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA)

 The Convention on Biological Diversity's Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA) provides a globally-accepted framework for creating comprehensive, effectively managed and sustainably funded national and regional protected area systems around the globe.


Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC)

Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) The purposes of PALRC are to: Grow professional capacity for effective management and governance of protected areas in the Australian, Asian and Pacific region​ Develop and deliver an integrated suite of training and educational products that provide the basic and advanced knowledge and skills sets required of practitioners at field officer level, protected area level and system manager levels for ethical, effective protected areas governance and management.
Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration (PALRC) The purposes of PALRC are to: Grow professional capacity for effective management and governance of protected areas in the Australian, Asian and Pacific region​ Develop and deliver an integrated suite of training and educational products that provide the basic and advanced knowledge and skills sets required of practitioners at field officer level, protected area level and system manager levels for ethical, effective protected areas governance and management.

ProtectedPlanet.net

ProtectedPlanet.net is the online interface for the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), a joint project of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the most comprehensive global database on terrestrial and marine protected areas. The WDPA is managed at UNEP-WCMC in the Uunited Kingdom, supported by IUCN staff and the IUCN Commission on Protected Areas.


Protect Planet Ocean

Protect Planet Ocean  is an initiative by IUCN with the collaboration with UNEP-WCMC.  It contains various tools and resources, news and information.


Protect Planet Ocean (IUCN, UNEP-WCMC)

Protect Planet Ocean is an initiative by International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) with collaboration with the United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP- WCMC). It is concerned with marine conservation and it houses data on marine protected areas (MPAs). You can explore the globe to view MPAs, however, the data for the Pacific Islands is sparse in comparison to Protected Planet.


RARE

Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive.  Rather than studying environmental problems, Rare focuses on bright spots in conservation — successful efforts worth emulating. Over the past few decades, Rare has demonstrated a methodology to take locally-led solutions, bright spots, and repeat them in communities around the world. 


ReefBase Pacific

ReefBase Pacific is the first regional focus of the global ReefBase project and provides a unique collection of information for the Pacific region. The ReefBase Pacific project aims to improve quality and accessibility of data and information on reef-associated livelihoods, fisheries and biodiversity.


ReefBase Pacific is the first regional focus of the global ReefBase project and provides a unique collection of information for the Pacific region. The ReefBase Pacific project aims to improve quality and accessibility of data and information on reef-associated livelihoods, fisheries and biodiversity.


ReefBase Pacific

The ReefBase Pacific project is Component 2D of the Coral Reef Initiatives for the Pacific (CRISP), executed byThe WorldFish Center


Reef Resilience Program

Reef Resilience is a partnership led by The Nature Conservancy that builds the capacity of reef managers and practitioners around the world to better address the local impacts on coral reefs from climate change and other stressors.


Regional Protected Area Partnerships

Regional protected area networks and partnerships in the Pacific Islands build capacity of protected area practitioners through the provision of technical assistance, training, resources and other forms of valuable support. Below are descriptions some key regional networks and partnerships striving to provide support to protected area practitioners.  However, there are also a large number of other networks and partnerships that can provide conservation and technical assistance in various forms.  See below for more information on these.

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Schmidt Ocean Institute

Schmidt Ocean Institute is a 501(c)(3) private non-profit operating foundation established to advance oceanographic research, discovery, and knowledge, and catalyze sharing of information about the oceans. 


Seas At Risk

Seas At Risk

Our vision

Healthy marine ecosystems whose benefits can be enjoyed now and in the future.

Mission

Seas At Risk is an umbrella organisation of environmental NGOs from across Europe that promotes ambitious policies for marine protection at European and international level.


SeaWeb Asia Pacific

SeaWeb believes the long-term success of conserving Asia Pacific marine environments and their unparalleled resources depends on bridging the gaps between communities, government, ocean experts and the media. We are dedicated to empowering communities, nongovernmental organizations and governments to advance ocean conservation through strategic communications. To that end, we offer a suite of services—from communications workshops and online resources to media briefings, fellowships, field trips, lectures and one-on-one interactions with scientists—to increase coverage of ocean issues in the news while also strengthening the communications capacity of our partners.


Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

SPREP has been charged by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region with the protection and sustainable development of the region's environment.


SPREP has been charged by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region with the protection and sustainable development of the region's environment.


Solomon Islands Community Conservation Partnership (SICCP)

The mission of SICCP to bridge local conservation, sustainable development, and resource management efforts with broader national and international initiatives to ensure financial sustainability and sound stewardship of the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Solomon Islands.

The mission is guided by the following values and beliefs:


Solomon Islands Dolphin Project

Solomon Islands Partners

South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation

The South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation is an inter-governmental organisation that is committed to the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the fishery resources of the South Pacific Ocean and in so doing safeguarding the marine ecosystems in which the resources occur. The SPRFMO Convention applies to the high seas of the South Pacific, covering about a fourth of the Earth's high seas areas. Currently, the main commercial resources managed by the SPRFMO are Jack mackerel and jumbo flying squid in the Southwest Pacific and, to a much lesser degree, deep-sea species associated with seamounts in the Southeast Pacific.


South Pacific Whale Research Consortium

Te Me Um

Te Me Um

C'est un programme de formations, d’échanges, d’informations et de coopération à destination des gestionnaires d'espaces naturels des outre-mer français.  Il est coordonné par l'Aten et piloté par un comité regroupant 17 structures impliquées dans la préservation de la biodiversité.


The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

The Nature Conservancy's mission is conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.


The Ocean Project

The Ocean Project

The Ocean Project advances ocean conservation in partnership with aquariums, zoos, museums, and other visitor-serving organizations (VSOs) around the world. Since 2002, The Ocean Project has also been the global leader for coordinating and growing World Oceans Day.


The Pew Charitable Trusts

Global Ocean Legacy, a project of The Pew Charitable Trusts and its partners, is working with local communities, governments and scientists around the world to protect and conserve some of our most important and unspoiled ocean environments.  Together they are establishing the world’s first generation of great marine parks by securing the designation of large, fully protected reserves. Their efforts have helped to double the amount of safeguarded ocean habitat worldwide.


The PNG-METT: A method for assessing effectiveness in Papua New Guinea’s protected areas, August 2017

In 2015–2017, the Government of Papua New Guinea (PNG), through its Conservation and Environmental Protection Authority (CEPA) and with the support of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), organised an evaluation of its protected areas, as part of the process to improve management effectiveness. PNG’s Policy on Protected Areas commits to regular evaluation of management effectiveness and to taking remedial action to improve effectiveness over time. ‘Management effectiveness of Protected Areas will be regularly evaluated on a national basis, and improvements will be put into place based on assessment results.