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August 26, 2020

Samoa's national bird, the near-extinct manumea, was spotted in Savai’i earlier this month. The bird was both heard and seen during a forest survey of Mount Silisili in Aopo in early August, and heard during a survey of Masmasa-Falelima National Park in July. No photographs were taken.

August 18, 2020

The healing properties of some plants used in traditional Samoan medicine have been scientifically proven in a new study. Published on Friday in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology it looked at 14 Samoan plants.The Samoa Observer reports all were found to have positive effects on wounds, burns and s

August 13, 2020

A three-day workshop in Falealupo village run by the Samoa Conservation Society has enabled participants to learn about how to identify ecological threats as well as green business opportunities.  Falealupo is the third village after Falease'ela and Vaovai Falealili to play host to a wo

July 17, 2020

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is in the final stages of developing its e-waste [electronic waste] management national policy. The Ministry is working on formulating the policy with the support of the European Union-funded Pacific-E.U.