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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This guidebook outlines how to use communication as more than just a tool for outreach, but rather as a mechanism to catalyze change in a community’s attitude and behavior.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Coral Triangle is a marine area located in the western Pacific Ocean. It includes the waters of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste and Solomon Islands.

This book provides a comprehensive summary of the current status of six different MPA networks and their complexities. It analyzes MPA networks through their various stages of development including planning and design, implementation and evaluation as they are emerging within and around the Coral Triangle.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This document represents a synthesis of the expertise, knowledge and views of leading experts in marine protected area (MPA) network design and implementation. It is intended to be useful to countries and their various organizations in helping them build effective networks of MPAs. Not only does it provide a wealth of real-life examples from around the globe, it outlines the steps necessary to turn political ambitions into reality.

 PNG Conservation and Environment Protection Authority

This report provides some of the thoughts or points to consider in setting up MPAs (marine protected areas) and LMMAs (locally managed marine areas) with the local communities in Milne Bay Province

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Cook Islands Protected Areas (PA) data from the World Database (WDPA). This dataset includes both tables and spatial data.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

List of conservation areas with area protected and management plan status within the RMI as of September 24, 2020. 

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

There are not perfect data which describe the distribution and abundance of every marine habitat and species in the Pacific. And certainly not at a scale that is useful for national planning in the ocean. Bioregionalisation, or the classification of the marine environment into spatial units that host similar biota, can serve to provide spatially explicit surrogates of biodiversity for marine conservation and management. Existing marine bioregionalisations however, are at a scale that is too broad for national governments in the Pacific to use.

 Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Species which have been assessed for extinction
risk are on average moving closer to extinction.
Amphibians face the greatest risk and
coral species are deteriorating most rapidly in
status. Nearly a quarter of plant species are estimated
to be threatened with extinction.

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

ISBN/ISSN: 92-9225-220-8

Physical Description: 96 p.

 Asian Development Bank

A strong state reinforces investment yield, whether this results from public or private sector investment. Th e development needs of a weak state must diff er from those of a strong state. Th e fragile states of the Pacifi c are not the dynamic societies of Asia.1 Th ese may sound like obvious statements but the special needs of Pacifi c fragile states have not been apparent in earlier approaches to development in the Pacifi c region. Current Asian Development Bank (ADB) regional and country strategies and programs diff er from those of earlier years.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

This Action Track session will provide a brief snapshot of the current state of knowledge on marine protected areas based on recent analyses conducted for the Oceania region. It will explore the human-ecological nexus and interaction in the context of MPAs, examine how some of the issues surrounding MPA management in the region being addressed, such as Illegal Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.

 IUCN Regional Office for Oceania

The Fiji Islands is a country rich in marine biodiversity. Fiji is also home to a large Indigenous population with a powerful heritage which is culturally and spiritually connected with the ocean. Many Indigenous people continue to live a largely traditional lifestyle adhering to customary laws and practices.

 International Union for Nature Conservation (IUCN)

The IUCN categories are applicable to all types of protected areas, whether terrestrial or marine. the 2008 Guidelines for Protected Area Management Categories (2008 Guidelines) provide considerable detail on the use and application of the categories, including for marine protected area (MPAs).

Online only

Call Number: [EL]

ISBN/ISSN: 978-2-8317-1524-7

Physical Description: 36p. : ill. (col.) ;

 The Nature Conservancy (TNC)

Coastal and marine ecosystems are in decline worldwide. Overfishing, runoff of nutrients and other land-based pollutants, habitat degradation and the increasing impacts
of climate change are leading to ecosystem collapse in all the major coastal and ocean regions of the world (Wilkinson 2004; Hughes et al. 2005).

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 120 p.

 Frontiers in Marine Science

Substantial efforts and investments are being made to increase the scale and improve the effectiveness of marine conservation globally. Though it is mandated by international law and central to conservation policy, less attention has been given to how to operationalize social equity in and through the pursuit of marine conservation. In this article, we aim to bring greater attention to this topic through reviewing how social
equity can be better integrated in marine conservation policy and practice. Advancing

 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

Resilience underpins the sustainability of both ecological and social systems. Extensive loss of reef corals following recent mass bleaching events have challenged the notion that support of system resilience is a viable reef management strategy.

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 11 p

 Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

At its 14th meeting held in the Hague, the Netherlands in June 2007, the Conference of the Parties to CITES adopted decision 14.80 that directed the CITES Secretariat to seek external funding to enable a workshop to be held in the Pacific, in collaboration with appropriate regional organizations, to initiate regional cooperation on the management of sustainable fisheries for giant clams (Tridacnidae).

Report of meeting (Technical) / Secretariat of the Pacific Community)

Call Number: 333.955440995 [EL]

ISBN/ISSN: 978-982-00-0406-1

 Annual Reviews.

Scientists have advocated for local interventions, such as creating marine protected areas and implementing fishery restrictions, as ways to mitigate local stressors to limit the effects of climate change on reef-building corals

Available online.

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 30 p

 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Marine protected areas (MPAs) are recognized as highly effective tools for marine conservation. They may also play an important role in mitigating climate change. A variety of climate change solutions are rooted in the ocean, centered primarily around blue carbon, and the capacity of marine life to sequester carbon dioxide.

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 9 p.

 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Previous research has cast doubt on the potential for marine protected areas (MPAs) to provide
refuge and fishery spillover benefits for migratory species as most MPAs are small relative to the
geographic range of these species.

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 5 p.

 Springer Science and Business Media LLC

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are designed to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services. Some
MPAs are also established to benefit fisheries through increased egg and larval production, or the
spillover of mobile juveniles and adults

Call Number: [EL]

Physical Description: 9 p.