The SOE uses the 2011 report by Cook Islands to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to identify the country’s terrestrial protected areas. There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass.
Waste audit data for FSM under the **PacWaste Project** implemented by SPREP.
Data compiled by Tonkin and Taylor
The PA map of the Solomon Islands showing updated on April 22 2022
The Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment (PNEA) Portal is an initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to support government officials from Pacific Island countries and territories who work with environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as well as Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS).
The portal complements SPREP’s current capacity building program for EIA and SEA - including the recently launched Regional EIA Guidelines, the Coastal Tourism EIA guidelines, and SEA guidelines.
This dataset summarised a few key findings of the FSM State of Environment Report 2018 in interactive graphs.
In 2016, most of the 54,000 ha of forest in FSM was tropical lowland rainforest
This dataset holds raw data (in excel version) of different export and import products of Papua New Guinea in the year 2020. The data was received from the PacWaste Project as part of the waste audit activity condcuted for the country.
Data includes :
This publication intends to assist project designers, regulators and decision makers to anticipate and address all relevant public health, socio‐economic and environmental concerns that may arise when under‐ taking a desalination project, for obtaining maximum beneficial use of the desalinated water in terms of quality, safety and environmental protection.
Case study from Kiribati is linked at the bottom of this dataset
Coral reefs in every region of the world are threatened by climate change, no matter how remote or well protected. Identifying and protecting climate refugia is a popular recommendation for coral reef management. Climate refugia are locations that maintain suitable environmental conditions for a resident species even when surrounding areas become inhospitable.
Greenhouse Gas Emission - Of the total 2014 emissions of 18.467 Gg CO2-e, 11.214 Gg (61%) can be attributed to the energy sector. The main GHGs emitted by Tuvalu are CO2 (60.4% of total emissions), CH4 (16.4%), and N2O (23.1%)
Trends in ODS Consumption - As a developing country, Tuvalu is listed under Article 5 of the Montreal Protocol, and therefore provided with assistance to phase-out consumption of CFCs by 2010, HCFCs by 2030, and HFCs by 2024.
Protected areas data was derived from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) dataset (source: www.protectedplanet.net). Exclusive Economic Zone data was derived from Flanders Marine Institute (2019). Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Maritime Boundaries and Exclusive Economic Zones (200NM), version 11. Available online at http:// www.marineregions.org
Protected areas data was derived from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) dataset (source: www.protectedplanet.net). Exclusive Economic Zone data
was derived from Flanders Marine Institute (2019). Maritime Boundaries Geodatabase: Maritime Boundaries and Exclusive Economic Zones (200NM), version 11. Available online at : http://www.marineregions.org/.
EU-Organisations of African Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA)
The study of the ichthyofaunal corpus yielded by the archaeological site of Teouma, Efate Island, Vanuatu, has
revealed the unexpected presence of a significant number of bones of Eleotridae (Sleepers) on the site, as early as
2920–2870 cal. B.P. Out of the 8560 identified fish remains associated with the Lapita layers, which document
the period of initial settlement of the archipelago, 1368 have been determined as belonging to eleotrids, including
species of the genera Giuris, Ophiocara and Eleotris. They represent 16% of the corpus and occupy second
Excerpt from a book.