The Funafuti Conservation Area covers 33 square kilometers of reef, lagoon and islets on the western side of Funafuti atoll in Tuvalu. The marine environment of the conservation area includes reef, lagoon, channel and ocean; and are home to many species of fish, corals, algae and invertebrates. The islets are nesting sites for the critically endangered green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) and a breeding colony of black noddy (Anous minutus), Coconut crabs (Birgus latro) also live on the islets.
This project is a follow-up to phase 1 of BIOPAMA which started in 2011 and finished in February 2017. The programme established a series of Regional Observatories (RO) across the ACP region housing a Regional Reference Information System (RIS). SPREP became the BIOPAMA Pacific Observatory for the Pacific in 2014. The Programme also developed a series of tools to enable stakeholders...
The project provides support to participating governments and communities in promoting EbA as a climate change adaptation strategy, building capacity for robust EbA planning processes, implementing EbA demonstration activities, communications and policy integration.
The project takes a holistic systems approach that acknowledges the role of both climate change and non-climate change threats in reducing ecosystem and social resilience.
Climate change poses a serious challenge...
This project will establish a Pacific Island Country (PIC) network of national and regional databases for monitoring, evaluating, and analysing environmental information to support environmental planning, forecasting, and reporting requirements at all levels.
The goals of this project are to:
- Strengthen the legal, policy, and planning frameworks to support collection and sharing of environmental data
- Establish a network of national and regional databases for...