The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and Aleipata District village mayors and representatives have launched the Aleipata District Marine Protected Area Management Plan and the Mangrove Ecosystem Management Plan...The management plans describe the intent of the communities a
Several community groups in Samoa stand to benefit from $652,500 worth of funding granted under the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (U.N.D.P. G.E.F.-S.G.P.).
Samoa has long recognised the Pacific Ocean as a source of social and economic benefit which has sustained its communities for generations. The ocean remains a primary resource for food and livelihoods that requires responsible stewardship. As a large ocean state, Samoa requires tools, resources and planning to effectively manage its vast ocean area. The Samoa Ocean Strategy (SOS) outlines a pathway towards sustainable management of Samoa’s ocean and marine resources.
A two-day training co-organised and implemented by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) and the Samoa Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) was successfully conducted for government officers last week.
Vaiusu residents have begun to clear a patch of their coastline for a mangrove replanting project in a bid to mitigate the effects of climate change long-term. The three-year project will also assist families who live on the coastline and depend on the sea for their livelihood.
To the untrained eye they look like worms, but Samoans know these marine creatures as palolo, and they are revered as the caviar of the South Pacific.