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 established in 1998 at the request of Pacific island countries and territories which was voiced at the 6th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in 1997. The forum enables those organizations working on nature conservation in the Pacific to improve their collaboration and coordination towards effective conservation action. It is the key coordination mechanism for the implementation of the Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in the Pacific Island region 2014-2020 which was adopted at the 9th Pacific Islands Conference for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in Suva, Fiji in December 2013. It was subsequently endorsed by the SPREP governing council at the 25th Annual SPREP Meeting in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands in September, 2014.