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Marine resources play a vital role in food security for coastal communities across Papua New Guinea, which, after Australia, is the largest and most populated country in Oceania. The maintenance of marine ecosystem integrity (the health of these...
Ra’ui; it is simply the prohibition of certain activities, in certain areas to allow those areas to find balance and replenish themselves again. We have used this traditional tool when we needed to replenish food and fish stocks and to allow balance...
The Department of Fisheries staff have gone through a 2-day workshop as part of the Project for Promotion of Grace of the Sea in the Coastal Villages Phase III, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).The workshop focused on...
This booklet is part of a series of compilations assembling PANORAMA solution case studies on a defined topic. “Solutions in Focus” zooms in on a topic of interest covered by PANORAMA, allowing to explore common elements and shared learnings across...
A case study from West Papua, Indonesia, reports that, since MPA establishment, the average increase in live coral cover is 12 percent across the MPAs. Click on the link below to read the full article. 
PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet is a global partnership initiative to facilitate learning from success in conservation. It promotes examples of inspiring solutions that showcase how nature conservation can benefit society. Click on the...
During the planning phase the efficacy of different strategies to manage marine resources should ultimately be assessed by their potential impact, or ability to make a difference to ecological and social outcomes. While community-based and...
In this article, I explore the knowledge and values that allowed the people of Oceania to develop sustainable use of their marine resources, followed by the demise of these systems after western colonization and the breakdown of traditional...
The South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) in partnership with the Fiji Department of Heritage & Arts delivered a training workshop in Levuka, Ovalau...focused on increasing community livelihood opportunities through sustainable tourism....
Relationships built on trust between MPA management and stakeholders can strengthen community support for MPAs.