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Report for the BIOPAMA PACIFIC REGIONAL INCEPTION WORKSHOP Apia, Samoa 11TH to 15TH June 2018

To formally launch the second phase of the Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) programme, a regional inception workshop for the Pacific was held at the Tanoa Tusitala Hotel, Apia, Samoa from 11th to 15th June 2018. The aim of the inception workshop was to ensure that all 15 countries in the Pacific ACP Group of States were engaged for the second phase of BIOPAMA. The working title of the workshop was ‘Regional Workshop on Improving Information and Capacity for More Effective Protected Area Management and Governance in the Pacific’.

Talanoa (Meeting House)

Pacific Island leaders through the Pacific Oceanscape Strategy make 'Liaising, Listening, Learning and Leading’ a strategic priority.  This section of the portal is intended for knowledge and expertise exchange among the users of the Pacific Islands Protected Areas Portal.  It is currently still under development, but is proposed to have the following sections in the future:

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Protected Area Partnerships

A protected area partnership is defined as a global, regional or country-based initiative working to provide support to more than one protected area.  A protected area can have different objectives, ranging from complete protection of biodiversity to climate change resilience, sustainable fisheries and even recreational purposes.  

Pacific Protected Areas

This section of the portal is intended to provide links to information about protected areas in the Pacific Islands. There are three main areas where you can find this information:
  • Browse Protected Areas: this interactive map links you directly to data that is held by the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) for the Pacific Islands through their ProtectedPlanet.net site.