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Country Name ISO Alpha-2 Code ISO Alpha-3 Code BIOPAMA Region
Samoa WS WSM Pacific

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?Protected area coverage was calculated based on the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) August 2014 for the UNEP-WCMC Protected Planet Report 2014 (Juffe-Bignoli et al. 2014). The number of protected areas was derived from the same WDPA version and includes only protected areas with the status ‘designated’. All protected areas with a marine component are counted as marine protected areas.

 

Key protected area stats

Total number of protected areas: 11
 
Terrestrial protected area coverage: 6.77%
Shortfall to the CBD's 17% terrestrial target: 10.23%
Landlocked country: no
 
Total number of marine protected areas: 0
 
Marine protected area coverage (0-200 nm): 0.09%
Shortfall to the CBD's 10% marine target: 9.92%

?This table includes all designated protected areas for the country included in the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) August 2014 (IUCN and UNEP-WCMC 2014).

Designated Protected Areas

IUCN Management Category Link
II 3
IV 4
Not Reported 73
VI 3
V 1
Protected area name Status IUCN management category Reported area (km²) Reported marine area (km²)
Afaga Tele Designated Not Reported 1.43 0.51
Aleipata Marine Protected Area Designated VI 50.00 50.00
Apai Manono-tai Designated Not Reported 0.96 0.03
Apolima-uta (e) Designated Not Reported 0.18 0.18
Asaga Designated Not Reported 0.20 0.04
Asau Designated Not Reported 2.37 0.22
Auala Designated Not Reported 0.79 0.09
Aufaga Lepa (e) Designated Not Reported 0.04 0.04
Ava o sina Designated Not Reported 0.07 0.01
Cape Puava Forest Proposed Not Reported 0.00 0.00
Eva Anoama'a Designated Not Reported 0.20 0.04
Faala Palauli Designated Not Reported 1.33 0.20
Faaofi laulu Designated Not Reported 0.34 0.20
Fagae'e Designated Not Reported 0.27 0.07
Fagali'i Vaimauga Designated Not Reported 0.04 0.04
Fagamalo Designated Not Reported 0.56 0.27
Fagasa Designated Not Reported 0.17 0.09
Falealupo Designated Not Reported 1.96 0.41
Falealupo Forest Preserve Designated IV 12.15 0.00
Faleu Manono-uta Designated Not Reported 0.24 0.24
Faleula Designated Not Reported 5.53 0.20
Fasito'o-tai Designated Not Reported 1.67 0.17
Fatuvalu Designated Not Reported 0.03 0.03
Fausaga Designated Not Reported 0.73 0.28
Foailalo Designated Not Reported 0.59 0.17
Fogatuli Designated Not Reported 0.49 0.20
Fuailolo'o Mulifanua (e) Designated Not Reported 0.05 0.05
Fusi-Tafitaola Reef Proposed Not Reported 0.00 0.00
Gagaifo Lefaga Designated Not Reported 0.62 0.01
Lake Lanoto'o Designated Not Reported 4.70 0.00
Lake Lanoto'o Designated II 26.00 0.00
Lalovi Mulifanua (e) Designated Not Reported 0.89 0.10
Lelepa Designated Not Reported 0.16 0.06
Lepa (e) Designated Not Reported 0.20 0.03
Lepuiai Manono-tai Designated Not Reported 1.81 0.02
Leusoalii Anoama'a Designated Not Reported 0.11 0.01
Lu'ua Faga Designated Not Reported 0.23 0.07
Manase Designated Not Reported 0.48 0.23
Matatufu (e) Designated Not Reported 0.01 0.01
Matautu Falelatai Designated Not Reported 0.20 0.20
Matautu Lowland Swamp Forest Proposed Not Reported 0.16 0.00
Mount Silisili Proposed Not Reported 89.00 0.00
Mt Vaea Botanical Reserve Designated Not Reported 0.00 0.00
Mt Vaea Botanical Reserve Designated II 0.52 0.00
Neiafu (e) Designated Not Reported 1.01 0.13
Nofoalii Aana Designated Not Reported 2.93 2.93
O Le Pupu Pu'e Designated II 28.57 0.00
Palolo Deep Designated IV 0.22 0.00
Papa Palauli Designated Not Reported 0.30 0.10
Poutasi Falealili Designated Not Reported 2.25 2.25
Pu'apu'a Designated Not Reported 1.23 0.30
Sa'anapu-Sataoa Designated VI 0.75 0.00
Safata Marine Protected Area Designated Not Reported 40.00 0.00
Saleapaga Lepa (e) Designated Not Reported 0.05 0.05
Saletagaloa & Foua (Salelologa) Designated Not Reported 0.24 0.04
Salimu Faga (e) Designated Not Reported 0.51 0.03
Salua Manono-tai (e) Designated Not Reported 1.67 0.17
Samatau Falelatai (e) Designated Not Reported 1.09 1.09
Saoluafata Anoama'a Designated Not Reported 1.04 0.53
Sapapalii Designated Not Reported 1.77 0.38
Sapini Faga (e) Designated Not Reported 0.36 0.09
Sasina Designated Not Reported 5.00 0.00
Satalafai & Sapulu (Salelologa) Designated Not Reported 0.12 0.01
Satapuala Aana Designated Not Reported 2.46 2.46
Sataua (e) Designated Not Reported 0.54 0.17
Sato'alepai Designated Not Reported 0.31 0.09
Savaia Lefaga (e) Designated Not Reported 0.05 0.05
Siufaga Faga Designated Not Reported 0.26 0.00
Siufaga Falelatai (e) Designated Not Reported 0.08 0.08
Solosolo Anoama'a Designated Not Reported 0.57 0.23
Tafagamanu Lefaga (e) Designated Not Reported 0.05 0.05
Tafatafa Falealili (e) Designated Not Reported 0.12 0.12
Tafua Rainforest Reserve Designated IV 60.00 0.00
Togitogiga Designated V 0.03 0.00
Tusitala Historic Designated IV 1.50 0.00
Uafato Designated VI 14.00 0.00
Vaiee Designated Not Reported 10.26 0.77
Vailuutai Aana Designated Not Reported 0.93 0.04
Vaisala Designated Not Reported 0.37 0.37
Vaitoomuli Designated Not Reported 0.34 0.07
Vaiusu Faleata Designated Not Reported 0.53 0.00
Vaovai Falealili (e) Designated Not Reported 0.92 0.16
Vavau Lepa (e) Designated Not Reported 0.03 0.03
punaoa Designated Not Reported 0.30 0.07
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?Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity according to globally standardised criteria. They are used by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to assess if the global protected area system adequately covers ‘areas of particular importance for biodiversity’ as per Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. Only two subsets of KBAs have been identified across virtually all countries: Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites (AZEs) and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). The KBA protection stats provided here come from Butchart et al. (2015). They are based on the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) January 2013. More information on the AZEs and IBAs datasets and their completeness can be found in Butchart et al. (2015).

Alliance for Zero Extinction sites (AZEs)

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?Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are sites that contribute significantly to the global persistence of biodiversity according to globally standardised criteria. They are used by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to assess if the global protected area system adequately covers ‘areas of particular importance for biodiversity’ as per Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. Only two subsets of KBAs have been identified across virtually all countries: Alliance for Zero Extinction Sites (AZEs) and Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs). The KBA protection stats provided here come from Butchart et al. (2015). They are based on the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) January 2013. More information on the AZEs and IBAs datasets and their completeness can be found in Butchart et al. (2015).

Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas (IBAs)

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?The terrestrial ecoregions of the world (TEOW; Olson et al. 2001) provide a biogeographic classification of the world’s terrestrial ecosystems. They are used by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to measure progress towards the ecological representativeness of the global protected area system called for in Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. The ecoregion protection stats provided here come from the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA). They are based on the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) August 2014 and were used in the UNEP-WCMC Protected Planet Report 2014 (Juffe-Bignoli et al. 2014).

Terrestrial ecoregions

Ecoregion name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Samoan tropical moist forests 2.14 6.68 7.45 93.33 83.64
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?The marine ecoregions of the world (MEOW; Spalding et al. 2007) provide a biogeographic classification of the world’s coastal and shelf waters (< 200 m depths). They are used by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to measure progress towards the ecological representativeness of the global protected area system called for in Aichi Biodiversity Target 11. The ecoregion protection stats provided here come from the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA). They are based on the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) August 2014 and were used in the UNEP-WCMC Protected Planet Report 2014 (Juffe-Bignoli et al. 2014).

Marine ecoregions

Ecoregion name % of country covered % of ecoregion protected in country % of ecoregion protected worldwide % of ecoregion within country % country contribution to protection worldwide
Samoa Islands 2.35 3.49 5.51 42.8 27.06
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Land cover classes

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?The indicative species numbers provided here come from the Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA). The numbers include those species whose range intersects with the terrestrial and/or marine (Exclusive Economic Zone out to 200 nautical miles from the coastline) boundary of the country. Only selected globally assessed taxonomic groups are shown. The species ranges and conservation status are from the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species August 2014. The intersection followed the methodology described in Le Saout et al. (2013).

 

Indicative number of amphibian, bird and mammal species

Class Total number of species (sum of CR, EN, VU, NT, LC and DD) Total number of threatened species (sum of CR, EN and VU) Critically Endangered (CR) Endangered (EN) Vulnerable (VU) Near Threatened (NT) Least Concern (LC) Data Deficient (DD)
Aves
79 15 2 3 10 4 60 0
Mammalia
29 4 0 3 1 1 12 12

 

Indicative number of marine species in selected taxonomic groups

Class Total number of species (sum of CR, EN, VU, NT, LC and DD) Total number of threatened species (sum of CR, EN and VU) Critically Endangered (CR) Endangered (EN) Vulnerable (VU) Near Threatened (NT) Least Concern (LC) Data Deficient (DD)
Chondrichthyes
19 9 0 0 9 8 0 2
Actinopterygii
250 6 0 0 6 8 215 21
Anthozoa
279 51 0 1 50 69 147 12
Hydrozoa
7 1 0 0 1 1 5 0

Amphibia species list

No Species found in this country

Aves species list

Common name Status Taxon Kingdom Phylum Order Family Custom text Image
Gray Duck LC Anas superciliosa Animalia Chordata Anseriformes Anatidae Check Image
No common name found LC Aerodramus spodiopygius Animalia Chordata Caprimulgiformes Apodidae Check Image
Bristle thighed Curlew VU Numenius tahitiensis Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Scolopacidae Check Image
No common name found LC Onychoprion anaethetus Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
Whimbrel LC Numenius phaeopus Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Scolopacidae Check Image
Laughing Gull LC Larus atricilla Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
No common name found LC Onychoprion lunatus Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
Black naped Tern LC Sterna sumatrana Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
No common name found LC Tringa incana Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Scolopacidae Check Image
No common name found LC Thalasseus bergii Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
Angel Tern LC Gygis alba Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
Blue Noddy LC Procelsterna cerulea Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
No common name found LC Onychoprion fuscatus Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
Ruddy Turnstone LC Arenaria interpres Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Scolopacidae Check Image
Brown Noddy LC Anous stolidus Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
Black Noddy LC Anous minutus Animalia Chordata Charadriiformes Laridae Check Image
No common name found VU Alopecoenas stairi Animalia Chordata Columbiformes Columbidae Check Image
No common name found LC Ptilinopus fasciatus Animalia Chordata Columbiformes Columbidae Check Image
Tooth billed Pigeon CR Didunculus strigirostris Animalia Chordata Columbiformes Columbidae Check Image
Many colored Fruit Dove LC Ptilinopus perousii Animalia Chordata Columbiformes Columbidae Check Image
Common Pigeon LC Columba livia Animalia Chordata Columbiformes Columbidae Check Image
Pacific Imperial Pigeon LC Ducula pacifica Animalia Chordata Columbiformes Columbidae Check Image
Metallic Pigeon LC Columba vitiensis Animalia Chordata Columbiformes Columbidae Check Image
Flat billed Kingfisher LC Todiramphus recurvirostris Animalia Chordata Coraciiformes Alcedinidae Check Image
Yellow billed Cuckoo LC Coccyzus americanus Animalia Chordata Cuculiformes Cuculidae Check Image
No common name found LC Urodynamis taitensis Animalia Chordata Cuculiformes Cuculidae Check Image
Domestic Chicken LC Gallus gallus Animalia Chordata Galliformes Phasianidae Check Image
No common name found LC Amaurornis cinerea Animalia Chordata Gruiformes Rallidae Check Image
Purple Gallinule LC Porphyrio porphyrio Animalia Chordata Gruiformes Rallidae Check Image
No common name found CR Pareudiastes pacificus Animalia Chordata Gruiformes Rallidae Check Image
No common name found LC Hypotaenidia philippensis Animalia Chordata Gruiformes Rallidae Check Image
No common name found LC Zapornia tabuensis Animalia Chordata Gruiformes Rallidae Check Image
Jungle Myna LC Acridotheres fuscus Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Sturnidae Check Image
Samoan Whistler LC Pachycephala flavifrons Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Pachycephalidae Check Image
Polynesian Starling LC Aplonis tabuensis Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Sturnidae Check Image
Pacific Robin LC Petroica multicolor Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Petroicidae Check Image
Red vented Bulbul LC Pycnonotus cafer Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Pycnonotidae Check Image
Samoan Starling LC Aplonis atrifusca Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Sturnidae Check Image
Samoan Triller NT Lalage sharpei Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Campephagidae Check Image
Samoan White eye VU Zosterops samoensis Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Zosteropidae Check Image
Wattled Honeyeater LC Foulehaio carunculatus Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Meliphagidae Check Image
Red headed Parrot Finch LC Erythrura cyaneovirens Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Estrildidae Check Image
Island Thrush LC Turdus poliocephalus Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Turdidae Check Image
Mao EN Gymnomyza samoensis Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Meliphagidae Check Image
Cardinal Myzomela LC Myzomela cardinalis Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Meliphagidae Check Image
Samoan Fantail LC Rhipidura nebulosa Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Rhipiduridae Check Image
Samoan Flycatcher NT Myiagra albiventris Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Monarchidae Check Image
Polynesian Triller LC Lalage maculosa Animalia Chordata Passeriformes Campephagidae Check Image
Blue Heron LC Egretta sacra Animalia Chordata Pelecaniformes Ardeidae Check Image
White tailed Tropicbird LC Phaethon lepturus Animalia Chordata Phaethontiformes Phaethontidae Check Image
Red tailed Tropicbird LC Phaethon rubricauda Animalia Chordata Phaethontiformes Phaethontidae Check Image
No common name found VU Ardenna bulleri Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Phoenix Petrel EN Pterodroma alba Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Frigate Petrel LC Pelagodroma marina Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Oceanitidae Check Image
No common name found LC Puffinus bailloni Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Chatham Albatross VU Thalassarche eremita Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Diomedeidae Check Image
No common name found LC Ardenna pacifica Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
White bellied Storm Petrel LC Fregetta grallaria Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Oceanitidae Check Image
Black bellied Storm Petrel LC Fregetta tropica Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Oceanitidae Check Image
No common name found LC Ardenna tenuirostris Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Polynesian Storm Petrel EN Nesofregetta fuliginosa Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Oceanitidae Check Image
Wilson's Storm Petrel LC Oceanites oceanicus Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Oceanitidae Check Image
Herald Petrel LC Pterodroma heraldica Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Tahiti Petrel NT Pseudobulweria rostrata Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Cook s Petrel VU Pterodroma cookii Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
White naped Petrel VU Pterodroma cervicalis Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Collared Petrel VU Pterodroma brevipes Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Collared Petrel VU Pterodroma leucoptera Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Korure NT Pterodroma inexpectata Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Providence Petrel VU Pterodroma solandri Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Kermadec Petrel LC Pterodroma neglecta Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Black winged Petrel LC Pterodroma nigripennis Animalia Chordata Procellariiformes Procellariidae Check Image
Blue crowned Lorikeet LC Vini australis Animalia Chordata Psittaciformes Psittacidae Check Image
Barn Owl LC Tyto alba Animalia Chordata Strigiformes Tytonidae Check Image
Great Frigatebird LC Fregata minor Animalia Chordata Suliformes Fregatidae Check Image
Lesser Frigatebird LC Fregata ariel Animalia Chordata Suliformes Fregatidae Check Image
Brown Booby LC Sula leucogaster Animalia Chordata Suliformes Sulidae Check Image
Red footed Booby LC Sula sula Animalia Chordata Suliformes Sulidae Check Image
Masked (Blue faced) Booby LC Sula dactylatra Animalia Chordata Suliformes Sulidae Check Image

Mammals species list

Common name Status Taxon Kingdom Phylum Ordersort descending Family
Cachelot VU Physeter macrocephalus Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Physeteridae
False Killer Whale DD Pseudorca crassidens Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Melon headed Whale LC Peponocephala electra Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Chimo DD Orcinus orca Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Common Minke Whale LC Balaenoptera acutorostrata Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Balaenopteridae
Bridled Dolphin LC Stenella attenuata Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Euphrosyne Dolphin LC Stenella coeruleoalba Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Cuvier's Beaked Whale LC Ziphius cavirostris Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Ziphiidae
Bottle nosed Dolphin LC Tursiops truncatus Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Rough toothed Dolphin LC Steno bredanensis Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Long beaked Dolphin DD Stenella longirostris Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Blainville's Beaked Whale DD Mesoplodon densirostris Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Ziphiidae
Ginkgo toothed Beaked Whale DD Mesoplodon ginkgodens Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Ziphiidae
Bryde's Whale DD Balaenoptera edeni Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Balaenopteridae
Bunch LC Megaptera novaeangliae Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Balaenopteridae
Blue Whale EN Balaenoptera musculus Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Balaenopteridae
Pacific Pilot Whale DD Globicephala macrorhynchus Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Pygmy Killer Whale DD Feresa attenuata Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Grey Dolphin LC Grampus griseus Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Indo pacific Beaked Whale DD Indopacetus pacificus Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Ziphiidae
Fraser s Dolphin or Sarawak Dolphin LC Lagenodelphis hosei Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Delphinidae
Coalfish Whale EN Balaenoptera borealis Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Balaenopteridae
Dwarf Sperm Whale DD Kogia sima Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Physeteridae
Pygmy Sperm Whale DD Kogia breviceps Animalia Chordata Cetartiodactyla Physeteridae
Mariana sheath tailed bat EN Emballonura semicaudata Animalia Chordata Chiroptera Emballonuridae
Samoa Flying fox NT Pteropus samoensis Animalia Chordata Chiroptera Pteropodidae
Insular Myotis DD Myotis insularum Animalia Chordata Chiroptera Vespertilionidae
Insular Flying fox LC Pteropus tonganus Animalia Chordata Chiroptera Pteropodidae
Kiore LC Rattus exulans Animalia Chordata Rodentia Muridae

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