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The resources included here have been categorized into the following subjects and are intended to be relevant to protected area practitioners working in the Pacific Islands. These subject-areas were refined through a Needs Assessment Survey for a Pacific Islands Protected Area Portal (PIPAP).

All resources are available online and links are provided along with summaries of the documents/tools in light of the needs of protected area practitioners in the region. The content will be continually updated and PIPAP welcomes any new documents/tools.  Please forward to [email protected]

Protected Area Resource Categories


If you do not find what you are looking for here, you can also try the following websites for a selection of protected area tools and resources

• The SPREP virtual library or PEIN best management practices catalogue.
The Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD’s) Programme of Work on protected Areas (PoWPAs) documents and tools section
ReefBase Pacific Reef Manager Toolbox 

  • Data analysis and interpretation are part of the evaluation aspect of adaptive management, the process for conserving, protecting, and, where appropriate, restoring lands, waters and other resources in a protected area.

  • Ecosystem-based management (EBM) is a place-based approach to natural resource use that aims to restore and protect the health, function and resilience of entire ecosystems for the benefit of all organisms.

    How does it work?

    Ecosystem-based management is a framework for deve

  • Most protected areas in the world are affected to some degree by invasive species.  The spread of plants and animals across the world has been occurring since humans began travelling across the oceans and the continents bringing with them species they like and unknowingly transporting other speci

  • Pollution and the growing volumes of solid and hazardous wastes are major threats to the environments and sustainable development of the Pacific islands and their protected areas.

  • Marine Resources provides a variety of documents and links to information on marine species, deep sea mining, coral reefs, fisheries, seamounts, wetlands and more.  It is not exhaustive and other marine related resources can be found under Partnerships and Planning.