PEIN Country Profiles Directory

Compiled by the SPREP IRC and Library the Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Country Profiles Directory is a browsable directory of country profiles and national environment reports for the countries of the Pacific Islands. The intention of the PEIN Country Profiles Directory is to provide a browsable access point for the range of environmental indicators and country documents produced under the various environment programmes in effect in the Pacific. Contributions of documents, whether in hardcopy or digital form are welcome and can be sent to IRC@sprep.org

Documents can be requested from  IRC@sprep.org   

Country Profiles

Adaptation Learning Mechanism [climate change adaptation] country profiles
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

Asian Development Bank Country Profiles and Strategies
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Timor-Leste , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

BIODIVERSITÉ ET CONSERVATION EN OUTRE-MER - Pacifique
French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna

see also Flora of French Polynesia [Fr] / [En]
see also
Flora of the Marquesas Islands [French Polynesia]

see also

UICN/OIF (2010). Atlas - BIODIVERSITÉ de la francophonie - richesses et vulnerabilites
French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Vanuatu , Wallis et Futuna

Biodiversity Clearinghouse Mechanism websites
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Marshall Islands, New Caledonia: Southern Province / New Caledonia: Northern Province , Palau, Samoa , Vanuatu

Biosafety Profiles [CBD Biosafety Clearinghouse Mechanism]
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

see also Ecosystem profile: Polynesia-Micronesia Biodiversity Hotspot [CI-MCBC / SPREP (2007; 1.16mb)]

Birdlife [Avifauna] Profiles
Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia ,New Caledonia, Samoa, Vanuatu

see also Avibase - Bird Checklists of the World - browsable by country and by individual island within the Pacific region - excellent data source

see also a checklists of birds of FIJI, AMERICAN SAMOA, NIUE, SAMOA, TOKELAU, TONGA, TUVALU AND WALLIS & FUTUNA compiled by Dick Watling

see also Species profiles [*For the Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable), each factsheet contains a summary account, range map and an illustration, plus additional data tables. For Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Near Threatened, Least Concern and Data Deficient species, each contains a concise summary paragraph and some additional data tables.] [Birdlife International]
American Samoa , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Pitcairn Islands , Samoa , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , United States minor outlying islands , Wallis and Futuna

see also Guide to the Birds of Niue [SPREP] (1998;10mb)

see also Endemic Bird Areas [EBAs] of the Pacific [incl. Aitutaki (secondary area) ; East Caroline Islands ; Fiji ; Gilbert Islands (secondary area) ; Henderson Island ; Mariana Islands ; Marquesas Islands ; Marshall Islands (secondary area) ; Nauru (secondary area) ; Niuafo‘ou (secondary area) ; Niue (secondary area) ; Northern Line Islands (secondary area) ; Palau ; Pitcairn (secondary area) ; Rapa (secondary area) ; Rimatara ; Rotuma (secondary area) ; Samoan Islands ; Society Islands ; Southern Cook Islands ; Tonga (secondary area) ; Tuamotu archipelago ; Wake Island (secondary area) ; Wallis and Futuna (secondary area) ; Yap Islands ] [Birdlife International]

see also Important bird areas of the Pacific [IBAs] (2010) [Birdlife Pacific]

IBA Profiles:
Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

IBA Reports:
Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall islands, Nauru, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

* order the complete CD-ROM 'Important bird areas in the Pacific: a compendium' from the SPREP IRC

see also Pacific regional overview [Birdlife International]
see also Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) of Oceania [Birdlife International]
see also State of the World's birds website and report [Birdlife International] - including Pacific country case studies

Climate change and biodiversity profiles [from Climate Change and Biodiversity in the
European Union Overseas Entities
]
French Polynesia, New Caledonia, South Pacific, Wallis and Futuna

Climate Lab profiles
American Samoa; Commonwealth of Northern Marianas; Cook Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Fiji; French Polynesia; Guam; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Nauru; New Caledonia; Niue; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Timor-Lesté; Tonga; Tuvalu; and, Vanuatu

Climate Risk Profiles
Cook Islands (2005; 534kb) , Federated States of Micronesia (2005; 474kb) , Samoa (2006; 754kb) / Samoa updated (2007; 421kb)

see also Climate Change in the Federated States of Micronesia Food and Water Security, Climate Risk Management, and Adaptive Strategies [UH] (2010; 1.47mb)

Country Climate Profiles [UNDP]
* Sourced from the Adaptation Learning Mechanism, a knowledge sharing platform developed by UNDP in partnership with the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the World Bank, and the United Nations Environment Programme.

Country Environment Profile [EU]
Fiji (2006; 501kb), Papua New Guinea (2006; 673kb)

Earthtrends Thematic Country Profiles [WRI]
Agriculture and food, Biodiversity and protected areas, Climate and atmosphere, Coastal and marine ecosystems, Economics, business and the environment, Energy and resources, Environmental governance and institutions, Forests, grasslands and drylands, Population, health and human well-being, Water resources and freshwater ecosystems.

Ecoregion Profiles [World Wildlife Fund]
Tropical Moist Forests
Central Polynesian [Kiribati, Cook Islands] , Caroline Islands tropical [FSM] , Cook Islands , Eastern Micronesia [Marshall islands, Nauru, Kiribati] , Fiji , Palau , Samoan archipelago [American Samoa, Samoa] , Society islands [French Polynesia] , Tonga , Tuamotu [French Polynesia] , Tubuai [French Polynesia] ,
Western Polynesia [Tokelau, Tuvalu, Kiribati]

Tropical & Subtropical Dry Broadleaf Forests
Fiji, Marianas [Northern Mariana Islands, Guam] , Yap [FSM]

Endangered Species: Country Profiles:
Fiji

see also Endangered species of Oceania
see also Globally Threatened Birds (those evaluated as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable) of Oceania

Environment Statistics - Country Snapshots [UN; 2009]
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.

see also Pacific MDG's Indicators database at PacificInfo.

see also

Palau Environment Statistics (*Office of Planning and Statistics)

Environmental Vulnerability Index - Country Profiles [SOPAC / UNEP]
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

EU Pacific Country Environment Profiles
Fiji (2006; 513kb) , Papua New Guinea (2006; 673kb), Samoa (2006; 509kb), Vanuatu (2004; 1.11mb)

see also EU Country Partnership Profiles [incl. environment and EDF10 strategies]
Cook Islands , East Timor, Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , New Caledonia, Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Pitcairn Islands , Samoa, Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna ,

FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information System
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profiles
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

Fishbase Biodiversity Country Profiles (all fish)
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Fisheries Resources Profiles
Cook Islands (1993;1.55mb), Fiji (1994?; 704kb) , Marshall Islands (1992; 300kb), Palau [*draft] (1994?; 3.57mb), Papua New Guinea (1995; 7.25mb), Samoa (1995; 165mb), Solomon Islands (1990; 2.4mb), Solomon Islands (1994; 2.29mb), Solomon Islands (2006; 1.26mb), Tonga (1994; 5mb), Vanuatu (1993; 5.62mb), Vanuatu (2007; 1.87mb)

see also:

Marine capture fisheries management in the Pacific Ocean: status and trends [FAO] (2009; 315kb)

Forestry Country Profiles
Forestry Department Country Profiles [FAO]
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

see also FAO Forest Resource Assessment : Country Reports [2010]
American Samoa (2010; 333kb) ,Cook Islands (2010; 307kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2010; 244kb) , Fiji (2010; 679kb) , French Polynesia (2010; 289kb) , Kiribati (2010; 292kb) , Marshall Islands (2010; 205kb) , Nauru (2010; 40kb) , New Caledonia (2010; 482kb) , Niue (2010; 162kb) , Northern Mariana Islands (2010; 208kb) , Palau (2101; 275kb) , Papua New Guinea (2010; 229kb) , Samoa (2010; 766kb) , Solomon Islands (2010; 262kb) , Tokelau (2010; 42kb) , Tonga (2010; 189kb) , Tuvalu (2010; 71kb) , Vanuatu (2010; 224kb), Wallis and Futuna (2010; 288kb)

see also Global Forest Resources Assessment 2010 (2010; 3.32mb) - see also data tables for country level data and indicators

see also FAO Forest Resource Assessments - Data collection for the Pacific region [2000]
American Samoa , Cook Islands, Federated States of Micron FAO Forest Resource Assesia - pt 1 / pt 2 , Fiji , French Polynesia , Kiribati , Niue , Papua New Guinea - pt 1 / pt 2 , Samoa , Tonga , Vanuatu - pt 1 / pt 2

see also State of the World's Forests 2007: Asia and the Pacific [FAO] (2008; 1.77mb)
see alsoTropical and subtropical forest profiles prepared by the World Wildlife Fund

see also Mongabay Rainforest profiles:
American Samoa, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Global Biodiversity Information Forum [GBIF] Country Profiles
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

see also GBIF Google Earth Country Links
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Global Environment Facility (GEF) Country Profiles
Use the drop down menu to go to the individual profiles - includes GEF-4 Allocation and Utilization , Approved Projects and Projects Under Preparation

Integrated Coastal Management Profiles
Fiji , Solomon Islands

Integrated Water Resource Management Profiles [SOPAC]
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Invasive Species : Country Profiles [ISSG]
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau , Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

see also PIER reports on invasive species in Pacific islands:
American Samoa , Commonwealth of the Northen Mariana Islands - Rota , Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia - Chuuk, Kosrae, Kiribati, Niue (2000) / Niue (2004), Micronesia (all) , Palau(2002) - update - 2008, Samoa, Tonga , Wallis and Futuna

see also Espèces exotiques envahissantes dans les collectivités françaises d'outre-mer Etat des lieux et recommandations (2008; 5.28mb)

see also Les espèces exotiques envahissantes en outre-mer

see also NBII Invasive Species information Node profiles
American Samoa , Federated States of Micronesia , Guam , Marshall Islands , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau

JICA Country Environment Profiles
Papua New Guinea (2002; 355kb) ,

Land-based pollutants inventory for the South Pacific region: Part 2: Regional summary and country profiles [SPREP] (1993; 19mb)

Laws and legislation

Pacific islands Environmental Laws [Commonwealth Secretariat]
Fiji , Kiribati , Nauru , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga, Tuvalu , Vanuatu

see also
New Caledonia

SPREP National Laws and Legislation clearinghouse
American Samoa, Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

see also 'Legislative reviews' in Country Reports (below)

Mangrove and Wetlands Profiles [ *from Proceedings of the Pacific Regional Workshop on Mangrove Wetlands Protection and Sustainable Use . SPREP, 2002.]
American Samoa (2002; 297kb), Fiji (2002; 247kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2002; 158kb), Marshall Islands (2002; 148kb), New Caledonia (2002; 208kb), Palau (2002; 203kb), Papua New Guinea (2002; 203kb), Samoa (2002; 675kb), Solomon Islands (2002; 255kb), Solomon Islands (2006; 2.17mb), Tonga (2002; 1.82mb), Vanuatu (2002; 191kb)

see also: Mangroves of Oceania 1980-2005: Country reports [FAO] (2007; 337kb)

see also Mangroves of Samoa (2006; 13.56mb)
see also: A Directory of Wetlands in Oceania [1993]
see also: Wetlands of the Pacific Island Region (2008; 882kb)
see also: IWMI Global Wetlands - Interactive Web Map Server - includes countries of Oceania
see also: Wetlands in Oceania - country profiles and wetlands information [UNEP-WCMC] - American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna

Marine Resource Profiles
Cook Islands (?; 1.24kb) see also Cook Islands [MMR website], Nauru (2002; 634kb), Palau (1991), Solomon Islands [TNC] (2006; 6.89mb) , Vanuatu (2000; 63kb)

see also: Fisheries Resource Profiles (above)

see also:

State of Coral Reef Systems
American Samoa (2005; 2.5mb), American Samoa (2008; 4mb), Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (2005; 4.53mb), Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (2008; 3.96mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2005; 1.45mb),Federated States of Micronesia (2008; 3.17mb), Fiji [GCRMB] (2007; 611kb), Fiji [CRISP] (2007; 4.6mb), French Polynesia (2004), Guam (2005; 1.52mb) , Guam (2008; 2.74mb), Marshall Islands (2005; 1.2mb),Marshall Islands (2008; 2.58mb), New Caledonia (2004), Palau (2005; 1.37mb), Palau (2008; 3.4mb), Tonga (2002; 1.45mb), US Pacific Remote Island Areas (2005; 3.69mb),US Pacific Remote Island Areas (2008; 3.23mb), Wallis and Futuna / FR (2000), Wallis and Futuna (2004)

see also:

Status of Coral Reef Systems of the World: 2008 (2008; 20mb)

Chapter 11 - Status of the Coral Reefs in Australia and Papua New Guinea (2008; 2.69MB)
Chapter 12 - Status of the Coral Reefs in the South West Pacific: Fiji, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu (2008; 1.79mb)
Chapter 13 - Status of Coral Reefs in Polynesia Mana Node Countries: Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Kiribati, Tonga, Tokelau and Wallis and Futuna (2008; 1.85mb)
Chapter 14 - Status of Coral Reef Resources in Micronesia and American Samoa (2008; 1.95mb)
Chapter 15 - Status of Coral Reefs in Hawaii and United States Pacific Remote Island Areas (Baker, Howland, Palmyra, Kingman, Jarvis, Johnston, Wake) (2008; 1.68mb)

see also:

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States: 2008

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States:2005

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States:2002 (2002; 5.47mb)

The State of Coral Reef Ecosystems of the United States and Pacific Freely Associated States

see also:

State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)

see also:

Reefbase Country Profiles (coral reefs, reef fish, biodiversity)
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

see also GIS data for corals in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and reef profile
see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific from Reefbase - browse by country and ecosystem

see also:

NOAA's Coral Reef Information System - Pacific profiles
American Samoa , Federated States of Micronesia , Guam , Marshall Islands , Northern Mariana Islands , Pacific remote island areas, Palau

see also:

Marine Resources Assessment for the Marianas Operating Area (2005; 15.28mb)

World Database on Marine Protected Areas
The WDPA-Marine is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive set of marine protected areas (MPAs) data available.

MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database)
American Samoa , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

see also Marine Managed Areas in the Pacific - Map 1 / Map 2 [SPREP] (2009)

see also Millennium Coral Reef Mapping - South Pacific products
IMARS Geomorphological classification is publicly available on the University of South Florida web site from http://www.imars.usf.edu/MC/output_south_pacific.html . Vanuatu, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia, Cook Is, French Polynesia and East Solomon are there (PNG will hopefully be coming shortly). Files are distributed as Shapefiles (ArcGIS) and can be opened in MapInfo.

Mapservers containing country level data on land utilisation, forestry, minerals etc.
Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau , Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Millenium Development Goals - Country Profiles
Cook Islands , Fiji , Niue , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Timor-Leste
see also SPC's Millenium Development Goal summaries and in particular regional data for Goal 7 - Ensure environmental sustainability

see also Pacific MDG's Indicators database at PacificInfo.

National Communications Support Programme [Climate] Profiles [UNDP]
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati , Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Samoa , Solomon Islands, Tonga , Tuvalu, Vanuatu

NATIONAL PROFILES OF CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
Kiribati (2008l 1.05kb) , Papua New Guinea

Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum Country Data:
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Pacific Regional information System - PRISM [SPC]
Environmental and Climate Statistics
American Samoa , Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam , Kiribati , Northern Mariana Islands , Marshall Islands , Nauru , New Caledonia , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

Plant Profiles
Marshall Islands , Nauru (SPC; 19.2mb), Papua New Guinea

see also: THE VEGETATION AND FLORA OF NAURU – 2007. Current Status, Cultural Importance and Suggestions for Conservation, Restoration, Rehabilitation, Agroforestry and Food, Health and Economic Security (SPC; 68mb)
see also
: Handbooks of the Flora of Papua New Guinea - Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

Political Reviews [Contemporary Pacific]
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , New Caledonia , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tuvalu plus Tuvalu update , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

Protected Areas

~Pacific Protected Areas database (PBIF)
American Samoa , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Kiribati , Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia , Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

~World Database on Protected Areas - Pacific site profiles
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji , French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

Protected Areas Management Effectiveness profiles
Fedrated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea (*use drop down menus on website to access country data)

World Database on Marine Protected Areas

see also: Protected Areas of the Pacific Islands profiles [UNEP / WCMC]
Maps of the Pacific Islands
Wetlands in Oceania - country profiles and wetlands information - American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna

see also Protected Area profiles on www.protectedplanet.net
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

see also Programme of Work for Protected Areas in the Pacific: country needs , challenges, and opportunities (2009; 179kb)

see also GIS data for marine protected areas in the Pacific - browse by country and ecosystem
see also MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database) above


Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade
Cook Islands , Marshall Islands, Samoa

SocMon profiles (Socioeconomic Monitoring Initiative for Coastal Management )
American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia , Marshall Islands , Northern Mariana Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu

SPC Country Profiles:
American Samoa , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , New Caledonia , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Vanuatu , Wallace and Futuna
* Country Profiles scheduled

In 2009: Cook Islands (Country Profile is part of the Joint Country Strategy), Kiribati, Marshall Islands (Country Profile is part of the Joint Country Strategy), Nauru (Country Profile is part of the Joint Country Strategy) , Niue, Pitcairn Islands (Country Profile is part of the Joint Country Strategy), Tokelau, Tuvalu (Country Profile is part of the Joint Country Strategy).

see also SPC Joint Country Strategies

SPREP Country Profiles: Exchange of Information by Members at SPREP Annual Meetings:
- Exchange of information by Members on National Developments related to Natural Resource Management Priority of the Action Plan [2007]

see Agenda Item 6.1: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 18th SPREP Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 11th to 14th September 2007

- Exchange of information by Members on national developments related to Pollution Prevention priority of the SPREP Action Plan [2008]
see Agenda Item 8.6: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the19th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia on 8–12 September 2008

- Exchange of Information by Members on National Developments Related to the Climate Change Focus Area of the SPREP Action Plan [2009]
see Agenda Item 11.2: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 20th SPREP Annual Meeting of Officials in Apia, Samoa on 17 - 20 November 2009

- Exchange of Information by Members on Year of Biodiversity [2010]
see Agenda Item 11.3: Country Profiles of the Report and record of the 21st SPREP Meeting of Officials in Madang, Papua New Guinea on 6-10 September 2010
see also individual profiles for: New Caledonia / Eng. , Samoa, Wallis and Futuna

Sustainable Development Profiles (UN Agenda 21)
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

Threatened Species: IUCN Red List analysis of threatened species for the Pacific Islands
Country profiles for 24 Pacific island countries and territories (2009; 417kb)
see also: Appendix 1: Animals of the Pacific islands listed on the 2008 Red List (2009; 521kb)
see also: Appendix 2: Plants of the Pacific islands listed on the 2008 Red List (2009; 170kb)
see also: “The Pacific islands: An analysis of the status of species as listed on the 2008 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™” (2009; 2.16mb).

UNCCD Country Profiles [land degradation]:
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

UNEP Country Profiles [* poorly maintained and little information available]
American Samoa, Cook Islands,Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna

Water Data Country Profiles [USGS]
American Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia , Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau

Water Resource Profiles [SOPAC - Pacific water - http://www.pacificwater.org/]
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji ,Kiribati, Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

see also "Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries" - country briefing papers (2003)
Cook Islands,Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue , Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands

WHO Environmental Health Profiles
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

World Bank Country Profiles [country summary / statistics]
Federated States of Micronesia / Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji / Fiji , Kiribati / Kiribati, Marshall Islands / Marshall Islands, Palau / Palau, Samoa / Samoa, Solomon Islands / Solomon Islands, Tonga / Tonga, Vanuatu / Vanuatu

World Bank Environment indicators
American Samoa , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , New Caledonia , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Timor-Leste , Tonga , Vanuatu

World Factbook Country Profiles [CIA]
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Pacific Ocean, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
see also United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges (Territories of the US)

World Ocean Database 2005 [NOAA]
Geographically sorted data for the Pacific Ocean [datasets]

see also Environmental indicators: South Pacific (UNEP: 2004; 6.23mb)
see also Polynesia / Micronesia Biodiversity Hotspot Ecosystem Profile (2007; 1.16mb)

see also Cook Islands Biodiversity Website and Database
see also Natural History Guide to American Samoa
see also Paciifc Biodiversity Information Forum website and databases
see also
Papua New Guinea Herpetofauna Database
see also
Plants of Papua New Guinea
see also
Plants and environments of the Marshall Islands
see also Natural History Guide to American Samoa
see also New Caledonia Northern Province Environment Profile
see also New Caledona Southern Province Environment Profile

National Reports

Access and benefit sharing and the protection of traditional knowledge
Samoa (2003; 1.86mb),

Action Plans for Sea Turtle Migration
Cook Islands (2010; 162kb)

Asian Development Bank Country Environmental Analysis Reports
Fiji (2005; 590kb), Federated States of Micronesia - draft (2005; 20.3mb), Kiribati (2006; 737kb), Marshall Islands (2005; 1.23mb), Palau (2007; 933kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 19mb), Samoa (2006; 1.27mb) and Samoa climate risk profile (2006; 2.38mb) , Solomon Islands (2007; 929kb), Vanuatu (2007; 443kb)

Barbados Programme of Action + 10 (BPoA)
National Assessment Reports: Cook Islands (2003; 315kb),Fiji (2003; 396kb), Marshall Islands (2004; 537kb), Nauru (2004; 515kb), Palau (2005; 558kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 316kb), Samoa (2003; 242kb), Tonga (2003; 546kb), Tuvalu (2003; 57kb)

Pacific Environment Outlook (2005; 30.99mb)

The Conference on Small Island Developing States (Barbados Conference, 1994) highlighted the importance of island biodiversity as an ecological corridor linking major areas of biodiversity around the world. The conference called for international co-operation and partnership to support the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in their efforts to conserve, protect and restore their ecosystems. The Barbados Plan of Action recognizes the importance of the coastal zone as a source of subsistence and economic development.

Basel Convention Country Fact Sheets
Kiribati (2008; 95kb)

Commission on Sustainable Development : Reports (Agenda 21)
Fiji, Tonga

Community Vulnerability & Adaptation Assessment & Action Reports
Vanuatu(1.18mb),

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF9]
Cook Islands (2002-2007; 500kb), East Timor (2002-2006; 771kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2002-2007;547kb), Marshall Islands (2002-2007; 109kb), Papua New Guinea (2002-2007; 263kb), Solomon Islands (2002-2007;152kb), Tuvalu(2002-2007; 1.17mb)

Country Strategy Papers and National Indicative Programmes [European Union - EDF10]
Cook Islands (2008-2013; 2.05mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2008-2013; 2.45mb) , Kiribati (2008-2013; 2.09mb), Marshall Islands (2008-2013; 2.97mb) , Nauru (2008-2013; 2.4mb) , Niue (2008-2013; 1.9mb) , Palau (2008-2013; 2.22mb) , Papua New Guinea (2008-2013; 2.82mb) , Samoa (2008-2013; 2.6mb) , Solomon Islands (2008-2013; 2.82mb) , Tonga (2008-2013; 1.92mb) , Tuvalu (2008-2013; 2.98mb) , Vanuatu (2008-2013; 652kb)

Demographic Baseline Report of U.S. Territories and Counties Adjacent to Coral Reef Habitats [NOAA] (2008; 3mb)
American Samoa(2008; 3.18mb) , Guam (2008; 5.67mb) , Northern Mariana Islands (2008; 5.77mb)

Disasters and Climate Variability in the Pacific Islands: WORLD BANK regional stocktake- Country Assessments:
Fiji (2009; 514kb) , Kiribati (2009; 582kb) , Marshall Islands (2009; 398kb) , Papua New Guinea (2009; 394kb) , Solomon Islands (2009; 345kb) , Timor-Leste (2009; 378kb) , Vanuatu (2009; 376kb)

Disaster Risk Reduction: National Frameworks
Papua New Guinea 2005-2015 (2005;

Disaster Risk Reduction: National Action Plans
Vanuatu (2007; 1.31mb)

National Disaster Management Plans
Samoa 2006-2009 (2006; 231kb)

E-waste (electronic waste) - National reports and inventories
Federated States of Micronesia (2009; 8.35mb), Kiribati (2009; 1.01mb), Samoa (2009; 1mb)

Forestry Reports
Papua New Guinea (2008; 22mb) , Vanuatu (2000; 324kb), Vanuatu (2001; 1.3mb)

see also State of Forest and Tree Genetic Resources[* REPORTS PRESENTED AT THE
PACIFIC SUB-REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON FOREST AND TREE GENETIC RESOURCES, 1999]

Cook Islands (1999; 24kb), Kiribati (1999, 106kb), Marshall Islands (1999, 911kb)

GEF Country Portfolio Evaluations
Samoa :1992-2007 (2007; 82kb) and Management response (2007; 132kb)

Least Developed Country [LCDs] reports
Kiribati (2006; 1.9mb), Samoa (2006?; 258kb), Solomon Islands (2004; 3.82mb), Tuvalu (2006?; 389kb)

see also 'Voices of the Least Developed Countries of Asia and the Pacific' (2005; 1.46mb)

Legislative Reviews
Cook Islands (1992; 14.82mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1992; 15.21mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2009; 244kb) , Fiji (1992; 5.53mb), Fiji (2006; 261kb), Kiribati (1993; 9.62mb); Kiribati - review (2004; 200kb) / Kiribati - analysis (2004; 100kb), Marshall Islands (1992; 22.5mb) , Nauru (2007; 913kb), Niue (1993; 4.77mb), Niue - analysis (2007; 382kb), Niue - review (2007; 437kb), Palau(1994; 9.66mb), Samoa (1993; 3.56mb) , Samoa (2004; 164kb), Solomon Islands (1992; 22.27mb), Solomon Islands (2003; 166kb), Tokelau (1993; 4.46mb),Tonga (1992; 10.12mb), Tonga - analysis (2006; 118kb), Tonga - inventory (2006; 283kb), Tuvalu (1994; 9.22mb) / Tuvalu (2007; 240kb) , Vanuatu (1991; 5.6mb), Vanuatu (2004; 474kb)

Mauritius Strategy + 5 Review: National Assessment Reports [5-year Review of Progress Made in Addressing Vulnerabilities of Small Islands Developing States Through Implementation of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation (MSI) of the
Barbados Programme of Action (BPOA) ]

Federated States of Micronesia (2010; 231kb) , Fiji (2010; 1.36mb), Kiribati (2010; 324kb), Marshall Islands (2010; 61kb), Nauru (2010; 270kb), Palau (2010; 1.83mb),Samoa (2010; 322kb) , Solomon Islands (2010; 633kb) , Tuvalu (2010; 641kb), Vanuatu (2010; 596kb)

see also AIMS Regional Synthesis report for the Five-Year Review of the Mauritius Strategy for Further Implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for Sustainable Development of SIDS (MSI+5) (2010; 623kb)

see also Review of the implementation of the Mauritius Strategy:Report of the Secretary-General (2010; 237kb)

see also:

Marine turtle legislative reviews:
Fiji (2010; 609kb), Marshall Islands (2010; 555kb), Samoa (2010: 253kb) , Solomon Islands (2010; 973kb), Tuvalu (2010; 618kb)

Millenium Development Goals National Reports
Cook Islands (2005; 1.29mb) , Fiji (2004; 482kb), Marshall Islands (2005; 621kb), Papua New Guinea (2004; 2.67mb), Tuvalu (2006; 1.09mb), Vanuatu (2005; 1.57mb)

Pacific Islands Regional MDG - Goal 7: Ensure environmental sustainability (2004; 324kb)
Pacific Islands Regional MDG Full Report

see also ADB Key Indicators 2006 for progress towards Millenium Development Goal 7: ensuring environmental sustainability (2006)

see also Millenium Ecosystem Assessment Website and Reports

Montreal Protocol: National Compliance Action Strategies to implement the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer
Kiribati (2001; 196kb) , Marshall Islands (2001; 176kb) , Palau (2001; 176kb), Solomon Islands (2001; 595kb) , Tonga (2001; 264kb) , Tuvalu ( 111kb) , Vanuatu (2001; 194kb)

National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat land degradation [UNCCD]
Fiji (2007; 572kb) , Niue (2004; 1.44mb) , Palau (2004; 212kb) , Samoa (2006; 23mb) , Tuvalu (2006; 636kb)

see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

National Adaptation Plan of Action - NAPA - [Climate change]
Kiribati (2007; 823kb) , Samoa (2005; 473kb), Synthesis Report (2004; 1.93mb) and framework (2004; 402kb), Solomon Islands (2008; 5.01mb), Tuvalu (2007; 2.2mb) , Vanuatu (2009?; 7.26mb)

see also Tonga Joint National Action Plan (JNAP) on Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management (CCA & DRM) 2010 - 2015 (2010; 1.2mb)

National Air Pollution Control Strategies
Fiji (2007; 219kb)

National Assessment Reports

National Biodiversity Strategic Action Plans (NBSAP)
Cook Islands (2002; 1.12mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2002; 1.16mb) - Chuuk State (2004; 211kb),Kosrae State (2004; 128kb), Pohnpei State (2004; 5.32mb) ,Yap (2004; 1.85mb) - - - see also FSM 'blueprint' (2004; 2.3mb) , Fiji (1999; 1.86), Fiji (2007 rev.; 8.7mb) , En France d'outre-mer (2004), France - incl. French Territories (2004), French Polynesia (2006; 1.92mb), Kiribati (2005; 571kb), Marshall Islands (2000; 142kb), Niue (2001; 1.66mb), Palau (2005; 642kb), Papua New Guinea (2007; 3.4mb), Samoa (2001; 754kb), Solomon Islands (2009; 13mb) , Tonga (2006; 1.52mb), Vanuatu (Eng.) (1999; 5.13mb), Vanuatu (Fr.) (1999; 5.14mb) , Wallis and Futuna (2006; 3.44mb)

NBSAP Stocktake Reports: Federated States of Micronesia (marine biodiversity) (2002; 85kb), Federated States of Micronesia (terrestrial biodiversity) (2002; 231kb), Tonga (2004; 5.64mb)

see also National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans: Pacific Regional Review (2007; 269kb)

National Biosafety Frameworks
Niue (2006; 295kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 1.65mb), Samoa (2004; 835kb), Tonga (2004; 328kb), Vanuatu (2005; 313kb)

see also National Reports on the implementation of the Cartagena Protocol
Niue (2010; 250kb) , Palau (2008?; 78kb) , Papua New Guinea (2009; 108kb) , Samoa (2008; 92kb)

National Capacity Self Assessment (NCSA)
Inception Reports: Cook Islands (2005; 1.38mb), Fiji (2008; 17.4mb)
Stocktake Reports: Cook Islands (2005; 2.81mb), Fiji (2008; 27mb) , Niue (2006; 404kb), Solomon Islands (2006; 884kb) , Vanuatu (2006; 5.66mb)

Thematic Assessment Reports:
Biodiversity: Cook Islands (2007;1.22mb), Fiji (2008; 121kb) , Kiribati (2007; 941kb), Niue (2008;204kb) , Palau Pt1 / Pt2 (2007) , Samoa (2006; 3.52mb), Solomon Islands (2006; 615kb) plus appendices , Tonga (2007; 843kb), Vanuatu (2006; 5.66mb)
Climate Change: Cook Islands (2007;1.22mb), Fiji (2008; 1.33mb) , Kiribati (2007; 720kb),Niue (2008;204kb) , Palau Pt1 / Pt2 (2007) , Samoa (2006; 472kb), Solomon Islands (416kb) see also Solomon Islands (214kb) , Tonga (2007?; 918kb),
Land degradation: Cook Islands (2007;1.22mb), Fiji (2008; 627kb) , Kiribati (2007; 7.42mb),Niue (2008;204kb) , Palau Pt1 / Pt2 (2007) , Samoa (2006; 848kb), Solomon Islands (2006; 567kb) , Tonga (2007; 1.22mb) ,

Cross-cutting Analysis: Cook Islands (2007; 1.08mb),Fiji (2008; 1.2mb) , Niue (2008; 644kb) , Samoa (2006; 245kb), Solomon Islands (2006; 854kb)

Action Plans:
Cook Islands (2008; 3.34mb) , Fiji (2009; 1.45mb) , Niue (2008; 1.27mb) , Samoa (2007; 622kb) , Solomon Islands 2008-2012 Pt1 , Pt2 (2008; 517kb / 260kb), Vanuatu (2007; 290kb) , Tonga *draft (2008; 431kb)

Final NCSA Report:
Kiribati (2009; 1.07mb) , Papua New Guinea (2010; 618kb) , Solomon Islands (2008; 273kb)

NCSA Status (NCSA website)
Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , Niue , Palau , Papua New Guinea, Samoa , Solomon Islands, Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu

see also National Capacity Self-Assessments: Results and Lessons Learned for Global Environmental Sustainability [TheGef] (2010; 1.09mb)

National climate change policies
Federated States of Micronesia (2009; 3mb) , Niue (2009; 55kb)

National Conservation Area Plans
Marshall Islands (2008; 2.83kb)

National Energy Policy Framework *endorsed
Vanuatu (2007; 75kb)

National Energy Policy Framework Workplan *endorsed
Vanuatu (2007; 114kb)

National Environment Strategic Action Framework (NESAF)
Cook Islands 2005-2009 (2004; 2.23mb)

National Environment Management Strategy (NEMS)
Cook Islands (1993; 9.9mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1993; 12.46mb), Fiji (1993; 17.62mb), Kiribati (1993; 8.07mb), Marshall Island (Part A) (1993; 8.54mb), Marshall Islands (Part B) (1993; 5.02mb) , Nauru (1996; 2.18mb), Niue (1993; 6.74mb), Northern Mariana Islands [Conservation Strategy] (2005;6.4mb) , Samoa(1993; 9.87mb), Solomon Islands (1993; 13.12), Tonga (1993; 26.6mb), Tuvalu (1997; 8.86mb) , Vanuatu [Conservation Strategy] (1993; 25.68mb)

see also

Palau Environmental and Natural Resources Development Action Plan (2008; 606kb) & Environment vis-a-vis development: impacts, opportunities and constraints(2008; 411kb)

National Integrated Water Resource Management : Diagnostic Reports - drafts only [SOPAC]
Fiji (2007; 350kb), Kiribati (2007; 665kb), Marshall Islands (2007; 642kb), Nauru (2007; 604kb) , Niue (2007; 1mb), Palau (2007; 1.38mb), Papua New Guinea (2007; 2.61mb), Samoa (2007; 1.49mb), Solomon Islands (2007; 1.93mb), Tonga (2007; 672kb), Tuvalu (2007; 815kb), Vanuatu - vol. 1 / vol. 2 (2007),

see also:

National Water Resources Policies and Plans
Kiribati National Water Resources Policy (2008; 104kb) / Kiribati National Water Resources Implementation Plan (2008 ; 379kb)

National Invasive Species Strategy and Action Plans
Palau (2004; 1.37mb) , Samoa 2004-2007 (2007; 411kb), Samoa 2008-2011 (2010; 3.5mb)

Invasives reports: American Samoa (2000; 215 kb), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands - Rota (2003; 195kb), Cook Islands (2002; 1.64mb), Federated States of Micronesia - Chuuk (2000; 323kb) / Kosrae (2000; 343kb), Kiribati (2004; 1.02mb), Micronesia - region(1999; 878kb), Niue (2004; 873kb), Palau (2003; 1.85mb), Samoa (2002; 689kb) , Tonga (2001; 559kb)

see also Guidelines for Invasives Species Management in the Pacific: a Pacific Strategy for Managing Pests, Weeds and other Invasive Species [SPREP] (2009; 3.01mb)

see also Invasive alien species in the Austral-Pacific region: national reports and directory of resources [GISP] (2002; 3.75mb)

see also Espèces exotiques envahissantes dans les collectivités françaises d'outre-mer Etat des lieux et recommandations (2008; 5.28mb)

see also Invasives Species on Pacific Islands [reports] - HEAR / PIER project website

National [Sustainable] Development Plans / Strategies
Cook Islands 2006-2010 (2006; 632kb) / Cook Islands 2007-2010 (2006; 460kb) , Federated States Of Micronesia 2004-2023 (Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3) and FSM Strategic Planning Matrix: Environment (2004: 151kb), Fiji: 2001-2020 (2002; 776kb) / Fiji: 2007-2011 (2006; 2.51mb) / Draft Peoples Charter for Change, Peace and Progress (2008; 1.78mb), Kiribati : 2004-2007 (2003; 712kb), Kiribati :2008-2011 (2008; 5.72mb) , Marshall Islands 2003-2018 (2001; 9.43mb), Nauru 2005-2025 (2.39mb) / Nauru 2005-2025 rev. (2009;1.15mb) , Niue 2003-2008 (2003?; 418kb), Niue 2009-2013 (2009;217kb), Palau management Action Plan 2005-2007 - draft (2005; 207kb) , Palau 2009-2014 (2009; 2.54mb) , Papua New Guinea 2005 - 2010 (2004; 820kb), Papua New Guinea 2010-2050 (2009; 1.13mb), Samoa 2005 - 2007 (2005; 605kb),Samoa 2008 - 2012 (2008; 608kb), Solomon Islands National Economy Recovery, Reform and Development Plan 2003-2006 (2003; 1.36mb), Tokelau (2010; 4mb) , Tonga (2006-2009 (2006?:1.44mb) ,Tonga 2010-2014 (2009;129kb) , Tuvalu : Tekakeega II 2005-2015 (2005; 1.36mb) , Vanuatu Priority Action Agenda 2006-2015 - draft (2006; 675kb)

National Assessment Reports: Cook Islands (2006; 156kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2006; 300kb), Fiji (2006; 200kb), Kiribati - Review (2002; 45kb), Nauru (2006; 153kb), Niue (2006; 327kb) , Papua New Guinea (2006; 1.95mb), Solomon Islands (2006; 395kb), Tuvalu (2003; 826kb)

Status Reports: Fiji (2003; 11kb), Kiribati (2004; 30kb), Vanuatu (2004?: 9kb)

Indicators: Fiji (2003; 19kb), Vanuatu (2004?: 19kb)

ADB Reports: Cook Islands (2003; 1.38mb), Fiji (2004; 386kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2005; 638kb), Kiribati (2004; 328kb), Papua New Guinea (2005; 450kb), Marshall Islands (2004; 461kb), Samoa (2004; 252kb), Solomon Islands (2004; 218kb), Tonga (2004; 224kb), Tuvalu (2003; 325kb), Vanuatu (2004; 781kb)

ADB Economic Reviews: Cook Islands (2000; 65kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2000; 465kb), Papua New Guinea (2000; 168kb)

see also:

SPC Country Joint Country Stategies (JCS*) in support of National Strategies for Sustainable Development :
Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Nauru , Solomon Islands , Tuvalu
* JCS Development Schedule:

2007 and awaiting national governmental approval, Tokelau (2007-2010)

2008: Federated States of Micronesia (period JCS: 2008-2012), Kiribati (period JCS: 2008-2011), Niue (period JCS: 2009-2013), Tokelau (period JCS: 2007-2010), Wallis&Futuna

2009: American Samoa, French Polynesia, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga

2010: Fiji, Guam, New Caledonia, Vanuatu.

see also: Integrated Strategic Plans
Tokelau (2007-2010) *draft (2007; 236kb)

National Waste Strategies
Cook Islands (2004 ; 1.42mb)

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - reports, activities and PACC news updates
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa , Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu

Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change [PACC] - report of in-country consultations
Cook Islands (2009; 175kb), Fiji (2009; 169kb), Federated States of Micronesia - Kosrae, Marshall Islands (2009; 172kb), Nauru (2009; 131kb), Niue (2009; 145kb), Palau (2009; 268kb), Papua New Guinea (2009; 173kb), Samoa (2009; 128kb), Solomon Islands (2009; 189kb), Tonga (2009; 135kb), Tuvalu (2009; 116kb), Vanuatu (2009; 158kb).

Impact Reports: Palau (2001; 2.49mb)

Pacific Regional Consultation on Water in Small Island Countries - Country briefings
Cook Islands (2003; 161kb), Fiji (2003; 170kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2003; 211kb), Kiribati (2003; 273kb), Nauru (2003; 127kb), Niue (2003; 93kb), Papua New Guinea (2003; 181kb), Samoa (2003; 357kb), Solomon Islands (2003; 409kb)

Pacific Regional Energy Assessment: Country Reports (PIREP)
Cook Islands (2004; 1.43kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2004; 883kb), Fiji (2004; 2.64mb), Kiribati (2004; 1.37kb), Marshall Islands (2004; 2.78mb), Nauru (2004; 832kb), Niue (2004; 1.25kb), Palau (2004; 756kb), Papua New Guinea (2004; 2.39mb), Samoa (2004; 1.42mb), Solomon Islands (2004; 1.8mb), Tokelau (2004; 768kb), Tonga (2004; 1.67mb), Tuvalu (2004; 1.81mb), Vanuatu (2004; 3.4mb)

Regional overview report (2004; 2.59mb)

Peristant Organic Pollutants (POPs): Country Plans
Cook Islands (2003; 431kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2003; 855kb), Fiji (2003; 915kb), Kiribati (2003; 311kb), Marshall Islands (2003; 255kb), Nauru (2003; 278kb), Niue (2003; 395kb), Palau (2003; 471kb), Samoa (2003; 359kb) - , Solomon Islands (2003; 524kb), Tonga (2003; 399kb), Tuvalu (2003; 313kb), Vanuatu (2003; 496kb)

National Implementation Plans
Cook Islands (transmission pending) , Federated States of Micronesia (transmission pending), Fiji (2006; 7.75mb) , Kiribati , (transmission pending) , Marshall Islands (2008; 1.79mb) , Nauru (transmission pending) , Niue (2005; 7.88mb) , Papua New Guinea (transmission pending) , Samoa (2004; 2.12mb) , Solomon Islands (transmission pending) , Tonga (transmission pending) , Tuvalu (2008; 1.2mb) , , Vanuatu (transmission pending)

National Assessment Reports
Samoa (2004; 642kb)

National inventories
Samoa (2004; 419kb)

see also:

NATIONAL PROFILES OF CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT INFRASTRUCTURE
KIRIBATI

 

The Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (Basel Convention, 1989), the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides in International Trade (Rotterdam Convention, 1998) and the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) (Stockholm Convention, 2001) together provide an international framework for the environmentally sound management of hazardous chemicals throughout their life cycles.

Preventive Infrastructure Master Plans
Strengthening Disaster Management and Mitigation:
Cook Islands (2007; 4.24mb)

Priority Environmental Concerns (PECs) Reports
Cook Islands (2004; 563kb), Fiji (2004; 323kb), Niue (2004; 373kb), Papua New Guinea (2004; 552kb)

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands: Country reports to the RAMSAR CoPs
National Reports submitted to the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (2008)
Fiji (2008; 207kb) , Marshall islands (2008; 187kb) , Samoa (2008; 178kb)

National reports to the 4th Oceania Regional meeting for the RAMSAR COP10 10-11 April 2008, Apia Samoa
Fiji

National Reports submitted to the 9th Meeting of the Contracting Parties (2005)
Samoa (2005; 756kb)

National Reports submitted to the 8th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (2002)
Papua New Guinea pt 1 / pt 2 (2002; 216/232kb)

Sea Level & Climate: their present state: Country reports
Cook Islands (2006; 2.07mb), Federated States of Micronesia (2006; 2.11mb), Fiji (2006; 2.76mb), Kiribati (2006; 1.94mb), Marshall Islands (2006; 2.08mb), Nauru (2006; 2.1mb), Niue (2006; 979kb), Palau (2006; 2.16mb), Papua New Guinea (2006; 2.04mb), Samoa (2006; 2.07mb), Solomon Islands (2006; 2.07mb), Tonga (2006; 2.26mb), Tuvalu (2006; 2.14mb), Vanuatu (2006; 2.51mb)

see also:

Climate Risk Profiles
Cook Islands (2005; 534kb) , Federated States of Micronesia (2005; 474kb), Kiribati (2006; 749kb), Samoa (2006; 2.38mb)

see also:

Climate Change Strategic Plans
Marshall Islands (2006; 251kb)

Ships' Waste Management in Pacific Islands Ports: Country reports
American Samoa , Australia & New Zealand , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Guam , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Wallis & Futuna

Solid Waste Characterisation and Management Plans
Fiji (2000; 289kb), Fiji 2008-2010 (2008; 1.02mb), Kiribati (2000; 273kb), Papua New Guinea (2000; 232kb), Samoa (2000; 249kb), Solomon Islands (2000; 253kb), Solomon Islands : 2009-2014 (2009;2.01mb), Tonga (2000; 244kb), Tuvalu (2000; 240kb), Vanuatu (2000; 290kb)

see also Fiji National Liquid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan (2007)
see also Fiji National Solid Waste Management Strategy and Action Plan 2008-2010 (2008)

State of the Environment Reports
American Samoa (2002; 1.67mb), Cook Islands (1992; 8.87mb) , Federated States of Micronesia (1992; 3.9mb) , Fiji (1992; 20.6mb), French Polynesia (1995; 4.09mb) *incomplete and poorly formatted , French Polynesia (2007; 8.51mb) , Kiribati (1994; 5.65mb), Kiribati (2004; 7.64), Marshall Islands (1993; 8.54mb) , Palau (1994; 9.37mb) , Palau (2004; 880kb), Niue (1994; 5.43) , Samoa (1993; 8.99mb) , Samoa - draft only -(2007 draft; 7.52mb) - , Samoa SOE (2006) released in hardcopy Sept. 2010 [MNRE], Solomon Islands (2008; 6.07mb) , Solomon Islands (1992; 4.88) , Tuvalu (1993; 9.2mb) , Tokelau (1994; 3.94mb), Vanuatu environment Profile (2004; 360kb)

see also The New Guinea Challenge: development and conservation in societies of great cultural and biological diversity pt. 1 & pt. 2 (CSIRO. 2003)
see also The Papua New Guinea Environment Monitor 2002 [World Bank] (2002; 733kb)

see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 1983 (UNEP: 1983; 1.66mb)
see also State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region (1990; 3.48mb)
see also Outlook Report on the State of the Marine Biodiversity in the Pacific Region 2010 [UNEP / SPREP]
see also State of the Environment of the South Pacific 2005 (2005; 382kb; see also ~ http://www.unescap.org/esd/environment/soe/2005/mainpub/ ~)
see also Regional perspectives: Asia and the Pacific (UNEP, GEO-4. 2007; 382 kb)

see also the archive of SPREP Country Reports between 1980-1983 as follows:
American Samoa (1980; 379kb), Australia (1981; 1.68mb), Cook Islands (1980; 409kb) , Fiji (1980; 1.05mb) , French Polynesia [En ; Fr] (1980; 347kb) , Guam [Fr] (1980; 4.93mb) , Kiribati (1980; 385kb), New Caledonia (1980; 963kb) , Niue (1980; 308kb), Papua New Guinea (1980; 1.04mb), Pitcairn Islands [Fr] (1980; 433kb), Samoa (1980; 341kb), Solomon Islands (1981; 271kb) , Tokelau (1980; 150kb), Tonga (1980; 606kb), Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1980; 3.42mb), Tuvalu (1981; 589kb), Vanuatu (1980; 163kb), Wallis and Futuna (1982; 536kb) see also the 1982 Conference on the Human Environment in the South Pacific (1mb) plus working papers (1.84mb).

State [U.S.] Wildlife Action Plans [Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategies - CWCSs]
American Samoa (2006; 1.54mb), Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (2005; 6.4mb), Guam (2006; 5.9mb)

United Nations. Common Country Assessments
Kiribati (2002; 801kb), Papua New Guinea (2001; 2.82mb), Samoa (2002; 1.87mb), Solomon Islands (2002; 921kb), Tuvalu (2002; 828kb), Vanuatu (2002; 605kb)

see also United Nations. Development Assistance Frameworks 2003-2007:
Kiribati (2002; 609kb), Papua New Guinea (2002; 524kb), Samoa (2002; 444kb), Solomon Islands (2002; 2.75mb), Tuvalu (2002; 464kb), Vanuatu (2002; 429kb)

see also United Nations Country Programme 2008-2012
Papua New Guinea (2007; 999kb)

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED: Brazil, 1992)
Country Reports : Cook Islands (1992; 3.63mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1991 ; 290kb), Fiji (1992: 6.12mb), Kiribati (1992; 7.07MB), Marshall Islands (1992; 2.01MB), Niue (1991; 630kb), Solomon Islands (1992), Tokelau (1992; 2.32mb), Tonga (1992; 2.83mb), Tuvalu (1992; 42mb), Vanuatu (3.11mb)

The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED, 1992) and the Rio Declaration highlighted the need for sustainable development-socially responsible economic development that protects the resource base and the environment for the benefit of future generations. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, also highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (UNCBD)

First National Reports:
Federated States of Micronesia 1 (2001 ; 122kb) , Fiji 1 (1997 ; 83kb) , Kiribati 1a (1999 ; 770kb) , Kiribati 1b (1999 ; 1.33mb), Kiribati 1c (1999 ; 834kb) , Marshall Islands 1 (1997; 40kb) , :Niue 1 (2001; 53kb) , Samoa 1 (1998 ; 135kb) , Tonga 1 (2006; 1.85mb) , Vanuatu 1 (1998 ; 372kb)

Second National Reports:
Federated States of Micronesia 2 (2001 ; 274kb) , Fiji 2 (2001 ; 319kb) , Kiribati 2 (2001 ; 274kb) , Marshall Islands 2 (2001 ; 286kb) , Niue 1 (2001; 53kb) , Samoa 2 (?; 275kb) , Solomon Islands 2 (2001 ; 290kb), Vanuatu 2 (2000 ; 316kb)

Third National Reports:
Kiribati 3 (2008?; 3.8mb) , Niue 3 (2005; 796kb) , Samoa 3 (2006 ; 3.22kb) , Solomon Islands 3 (2008; 2.1mb) , Vanuatu 3 (2006 ; 5.74mb)

Fourth National Reports:
Federated States of Micornesia (2010; 5.54mb) , Fiji (2010; 3.18mb) , Niue 4 (2010; 210kb) , Samoa 4 (2009; 2.73mb) , Tonga (2010; 4.35mb) , Tuvalu 4 (2009; 570kb)


Other Misc. National Reports, :Palau (? ;39kb), Palau Thematic report on protected areas (?; 1.78mb), Samoa - thematic report on forest ecosystems (2001; 155kb) ,Tonga - thematic report on protected areas (2003; 32kb),

see also Country profiles compiled by the Secretariat for the UNCBD.

see also: National Reports on Implementation of the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: First Regular National Report (2007)
Niue (2010; 250kb) , Palau (2009?. 78kb) , Papua New Guinea (2009; 114kb), Samoa (2010?; 92kb)

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which was one of the outcome instruments of the UNCED process, highlights the need for conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Land Degradation) (UNCCD)
First National Reports: , Fiji (2000; 159kb), Niue [summary only] (2000; 12kb), Palau (2000; 14kb), Tuvalu (2000; 482kb) ,

Second National Reports: Cook Islands (2002; 2.35mb) , Federated States of Micronesia preliminary report (2002; 152kb) , Fiji (2002; 510kb) , Kiribati [draft only - not for citation] (2002; 641kb) , Marshall Islands (2002; 170kb) , Nauru (2002; 438kb) , Niue (2002; 8.06mb) , Palau (2002; 195kb) , Papua New Guinea (2002; 138kb) , Samoa (2002; 2.36mb) , Solomon Islands (2002; 66kb) , Tonga (2002; 116kb), Tuvalu (2002; 42kb) , Vanuatu (2002; 468kb).

Third National Reports: Fiji (2006 ; 668 kb) , Niue (2006; 514kb) , Papua New Guinea (2006; 1.02mb), Samoa (2006 ; 342kb) , Solomon Islands (2006; 332kb) , Timor-Leste (2007; 306kb) ,Vanuatu (2007; 702kb)

National Action Programmes (NAP) to combat land degradation
Fiji (2007; 572kb) , Niue (2004; 1.44mb) , Palau (2004; 212kb) , Samoa (2006; 23mb) , Tuvalu (2006; 636kb)


see also UNCCD Country Profiles:
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue , Palau, Papua New Guinea , Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu


see also UNCCD Reports clearinghouse mechanism

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification is an agreement to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

United Nations Development Programme Country Programme Action Plans [CPAP]:
Cook Islands (2008; 2.29mb) , Niue (2008;384kb) , Samoa (2008; 842kb) , Tokelau (2008; 773kb)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
(i) First National Communications and In-depth Reviews
Cook Islands (2000; 1.66mb), Federated States of Micronesia (1997; 199kb), Fiji (2005; 6.29mb), Kiribati (1999; 823kb) , Marshall islands (2000; 1.91mb), Nauru (1999; 1.27mb), Niue (2000; 3.09mb) , Papua New Guinea (2000; 1.53mb), Samoa (1999; 784kb), Solomon Islands (2001; 2.12mb), Tonga (2005; 4.03mb), Tuvalu (1999; 5.37mb), Vanuatu (1999; 583kb)

(ii) Second National Communications
Samoa (2008; 3.93mb), Tonga (2010; 1.2mb)

(iii) National Action Plans on Adaptation (NAPA)
Kiribati (2007; 1.66mb), Samoa (2005; 473kb), Synthesis Report (2004; 1.93mb) and framework (2004; 402kb), Solomon Islands (2008; 5.01mb), Tuvalu (2007; 2.2mb) , Vanuatu (2007; 7.2mb)

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC,1992) is concerned with global warming and the consequent rise in sea levels that may result in the flooding of coastal areas, and submerging islands, which could adversely affect coastal communities. The treaty aims at reducing emissions of greenhouse gas in order to combat global warming. Although the treaty as originally framed set no mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions for individual nations and contained no enforcement provisions; it did include provisions for updates (called "protocols") that would set mandatory emission limits. The principal update is the Kyoto Protocol.

World Summit on Sustainable Development [Rio+10 - Johannesburg 2002]
Country profiles: Fiji (2002; 376kB),Tonga (2002; 334Kb)

National Assessment Reports:
Cook Islands (2002; 594kb), Federated States of Micronesia (2002; 564kb), Kiribati (2002; 226kb), Marshall Islands (2002; 301kb), Niue (2002; 217kb), Palau (2002; 421kb), Papua New Guinea (2002; 669kb), Samoa (2002; 429kb), Solomon Islands (2002; 227kb), Tokelau (2002; 207kb), Tonga (2002; 974kb), Vanuatu (2002; 171kb)

Pacific WSSD Regional Assessment (2002; 91kb) and Pacific Position Paper (2004; 91kb)
see also: Synthesis Report for Asia and the Pacific (2001; 1.22mb)

The WSSD Plan of Implementation calls for the management of the natural resources base in a sustainable and integrated manner. In this regard, to reverse the current trend in natural resource degradation as soon as possible, it is necessary to implement strategies which should include targets adopted at the national and, where appropriate, regional levels to protect ecosystems and to achieve integrated management of land, water and living resources, while strengthening regional, national and local capacities.

The Johannesburg Declaration and the Plan of Implementation arising from the World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD, 2002) reconfirmed the commitment of States to advance and strengthen the interdependent and mutually reinforcing pillars of sustainable development-economic development, social development and environmental protection-at the local, national, regional and global levels.

see also:

PEIN Virtual Environment Libraries:

American Samoa , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French PolynesiaGuam , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , Nauru , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu , Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna

The online resources include deep links to environment profiles and indicators, full text country reports, linkages to reports published by SPREP and the South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC), and links to documents hosted on Moana, Reefbase Pacific and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) Digital Library. The libraries also include access to academic literature and research, multimedia materials and an inventory of environment related websites for each country.

see also:

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Regional Frameworks and Strategies Directory [SPREP]

SPREP Library and IRC collection [SLIC] - includes online full text access to a wide range of Pacific environment materials.

The Pacific Environment Information Network [PEIN] Virtual Library - full text publications from SPREP, SOPAC, SPC and other CROP agencies, Pacific govt. environment depts. , regional institutions, and NGOs active in the area of environment conservation.

Pacific Environment Databases and Recommended Internet Resources

see also:

SPREP's International Instruments' webpage
"International instruments relevant to SPREP's work in the areas of Sustainable Economic Development, Ecosystems Management, Climate Change, and Waste Management."