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Environmental Case Studies
The effects of mining on the environment of high islands: a case study of nickel mining in New Caledonia. ECS no.1
Les effets de l’exploitation miniere sur l’environnement des iles hautes: le case de l’extraction du minerai de nickel en Nouvelle-Caledonie EEDC ECS no.1

Wallis and Futuna : man against the forest ECS no.2

Atolls and the cyclone hazard: a case study of the Tuamotu islands #3
Les atolls et le risqué cyclonique: le cas des Tuamotu ECS no.3

Pacific phosphate island environments versus the mining industry: an unequal struggle ECS no.4

The effects of mining on the Environment of high islands: a case study of gold mining on Misima Island, Papua New Guinea ECS no.5

Not always a pretty face: urban growth versus the Environment in the Pacific islands ECS no.6

Overexploiting coral reefs: reef blasting in Nauru ECS no.7

International Waters Project (IWP) - Pacific Technical Reports
Volume 1: A Synopsis of Information Relating to Marine Protected Areas, IWP - 2002/1

Volume 2 :A Synopsis of Information Relating to the Quality of Freshwater and Watershed
Management Issues in the Pacific Islands Region
, IWP - 2002/2

Volume 3 : A Synopsis of Information Relating to Waste Management, Pollution
Prevention and Improved Sanitation with a Focus on Communities in the Pacific Islands Region
, IWP - 2002/3

Volume 4 : Synopsis of Information Relating to Sustainable Coastal Fisheries, IWP - 2002/4

Volume 5 : Economic Considerations in Community based Project Planning and Implementation, IWP - 2002/5

Volume 6 : A Review of Lessons Learned and Best Practice in Integrated Coastal
Watershed Conservation and Management Initiatives in the Pacific Islands Region
, IWP - 2002/6

Priority Environmental Concerns of Papua New Guinea. no.1

Priority Environmental Concerns of Niue. no.2

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Terminal Evaluation of the Oceanic Fisheries Management Component. no.4

Review of Critical Marine Habitats and Species in the Pacific Islands Region. no.5

Priority Environmental Concerns of Fiji. no.6

Review of Environmental Legislation & Policies in Vanuatu. no.7

Community awareness, engagement and participatory workshop report. no.8

The way ahead: an assessment of waste problems for the Buada community, and strategies toward community waste reduction in Nauru. no.9

Review of natural resources and environmental related legislation – Phases 1 and 2. no.10

Cook Islands priority environmental problems (PEC) report: a review and assessment of the priority environmental concerns. no.11

Participatory situation analysis: summary report of village consultations in Niue. no.12

Summary of recommendations for pilot project activities and site selection: report to the Niue IWP national task committee. no.13

Preliminary socio-economic baseline survey and waste stream analysis for Bikenibeu West, South
Tarawa, Kiribati
. no.14

Social and economic baseline survey: Jenrok Village, Majuro [Republic of Marshall Islands]. no.15

Strategies for preventing and mitigating land-based sources of pollution to trans-boundary water resources in the Pacific region. no.16

Review of fisheries management issues and regimes in the Pacific Islands Region. no.17

An economic valuation of watershed pollution in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands. no.18

Participatory project design and development in Vunisinu and Nalase villages, Fiji. no.19

The governance of coastal resources in Fiji : an analysis of the strategic issues. no.20

Natural resources and the environment in Fiji : a review of existing and proposed legislation. no.21

The impact of the Greenbag on waste generation in South Tarawa, Kiribati. no.22

Using participatory planning processes and learning and action tools to address waste issues in Bikenibeu West, Kiribati. no.23

Reef and mangrove survey reports, Barakau village, Central Province, Papua New Guinea. no.24

Water use survey report, Barakau village, Central Province, Papua New Guinea. no.25

Waste management survey report and waste management manual for Barakau village, Central province, Papua New Guinea. no.26

Chollei Hamlet watershed solid waste site, Ngarchelong, Palau: ecological baseline assessment and suggested priority actions. no.27

Economic cost scenarios for solid waste-related pollution in Palau. no.28

Coastal governance in Solomon Islands: an evaluation of the strategic governance issues relating to coastal management. no.29

Community engagement and participation in the Eastern Marovo Lagoon, Western Province, Solomon Islands. no.30

Inventory of Tonga’s environment-related laws. no.31

Analysis of environment-related legislation in Tonga. no.32

Economic costs of waste in Tonga. no.33

Amal/Crab Bay Tabu Eria review, Malekula Island, Vanuatu. no.34

Socioeconomic baseline study: Eastern Marovo Lagoon, Solomon Islands. no.35

Economics of liquid waste management in Funafuti, Tuvalu. no.36

Evaluating the governance of coastal resources and environments in Vanuatu. no.37

Niue sustainable coastal fisheries pilot project: Literature review and pilot baseline survey. no.38

Niue sustainable coastal fisheries pilot project: Marine baseline survey. no.39

Niue sustainable coastal fisheries pilot project: Community-based monitoring. no.40

Social and economic context of marine resource depletion in Gagil and Maap, Yap State, FSM . no.41

Ecological assessment and community monitoring plan for marine protected areas in Yap State, FSM no.42

Strengthening Yap State government services in coastal resource management, no.43

Lessons for Pacific Islands environmental initiatives: Experiences from IWP national coordinators . no.44

Marine ecological baseline report for Amal/Crab Bay Tabu Eria, Malekula Island, Vanuatu. no.45

Socioeconomic study of the Crab Bay villages of Central Malekula, Vanuatu, Volume 1: Overview

Socioeconomic study of the Crab Bay villages of Central Malekula, Vanuatu, Volume II: Detailed findings. no.47

Fiji national liquid waste management strategy and action plan. no.48

Vanuatu fishery resource profiles. no.49

Practical training in sustainable sanitation for Tuvalu. no.50

Review of environment-related legislation in Niue. no.51

Sustainable sanitation manula and construction guidelines for a waterless composting toilet. no.52

Analysis of environment-related legislation in Niue. no.53

Household survey and waste characterization for Nukuhetulu, Tonga. no.54

Refinement and analysis of coastal fishery problems facing Makefu and Alofi North villages, Niue, with associated recommendations. no.55

Participatory project design and development in Vunisinu and Nalase villages, Fiji : trainers’ report. no.56

Economics of rural waste management in the Rewa province and development of a rural solid waste management policy for Fiji. no.57

Occasional Papers
The International transfer and disposal of hazardous wastes: no.1

Address by the Hon. Russel Marshall, Minister of Foreign affairs, Government of New Zealand to the Pacific Environment Conference held at the Commonwealth Institute, Lond, 3 October, 1988. no.2

The past, present and future of traditional taro irrigation in the Pacific: an example of traditional ecological knowledge

The greenhouse effect and its relevance to the Pacific Basin. No.4

Agrodeforestation and the neglect of trees: threat to the well-being of Pacific societies no.5

Remote sensing of coral reefs: South Pacific examples. No.6

Remote sensing of coral reefs: an overview no.7

Traditional resource management in the Melanesian South Pacific: a development dilemma no.8

Causes de disparition des oiseaux terrestres de Polynesie Francaise no.8

Papers from the Global Conference on Sustainable Development for Small Island Developing States, 26 April – 6 May 1994 no.9

SPREP Evaluation Management Requirements : Evaluation and Recommendations/ Nesh Petrovic 1999 no.10


SPREP Bibliographies
The ecology of Samoa : an annotated bibliography. no.1
 

SPREP Country Reports
American Samoa. no.1 (1980)
Australia. no.2 (1981)
Cook Islands. no.3 (1980)
Fiji. no.4 (1980)
French Polynesia. no.5 (1980) / Fr
Guam. no.6 (1980)
Kiribati. no.7 (1980)
New Caledonia. no.8 (1980)
Niue. no.9 (1980)
Papua New Guinea. no.10 (1980)
Pitcairn. no.11 (1980)
Tokelau. no.12 (1980)
Tonga. no.13 (1980)
Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. no.14 (1980)
Vanuatu. no.15 (1980)
Samoa [Western Samoa]. no.16 (1980)
Solomon Islands. no. 17 (1981)
Tuvalu. no.18 (1981)
Wallis and Futuna. no.19 (1992)

SPREP Publication series on Environmental Law and Policy
South Pacific Handbook of Treaties and other legal instruments in the field of environmental law. no.1 (1988; 45.9mb)

SPREP Reports and Studies Series
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Implications of expected climate changes in the South Pacific region: an overview . no.41 ; UNEP RSRS no.128(1990)

Analysis of atmospheric pollution sources and prevention, Tahiti, French Polynesia . no.48 (1991)

Water quality studies on selected South Pacific lagoons. SPREP RSS no.49; UNEP RSRS no.136

Environmental planning climate change and potential sea level: report on a mission to Kiribati. . no.50 (1991)

Ecosystems de lagons de la Polynesie francaise no.51 (1991); UNEP RSRS no.137;
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Implications of climate change and sea level rise for Tuvalu : report of a preparatory mission. no.54 (1992)

Environmental Planning, Climate Change and Potential Sea Level Rise : Report on a Mission to the Republic of the Marshall Islands . no.55 (1992)
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Implications of climate change and sea level rise for the Cook Islands: report of a preparatory mission . no57 (1992)

Implications of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise for the Kingdom of Tonga: Report of a Preparatory Mission . no.58 (1992)

Implications of climate change and sea level rise for Western Samoa: report of a Preparatory Mission . no.59 (1992)

Vulnerability Assessment for Accelerated Sea Level Rise: Case study: Majuro Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. no.60 (1992)

Implications of climate change and sea level rise for Tokelau : report of a preparatory mission. no.61 (1993)

Existing and proposed extension to Gabion seawall protection in Tokelau : environmental impact assessment . no.62 (1993)

The ecosystems of small islands in the Southwest Pacific: the sixth expedition of the Callisto . no.63 (1994)
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The sea turtles of Fiji . no.65 (1993)

Takutea wildlife sanctuary, Cook Islands . no.66 (1994)

Ocean Processes and Properties : Report on Oceanographic Measurements along 165 E (20 S - 10 N) in January and August . no.67 (1993)

Land-based pollutants inventory for the South Pacific region. no.68 (1993)

A waste management study for Tokelau . no.69 (1994)

Energy Audit of SPREP Buildings at Vaitele, Western Samoa . no.70 (1994)

Traditional Practices and their Implications for Sustainable Development in Tonga . no.71 (1994)

Transporting sediments via rivers to the Ocean, and the role of sediments as pollutants in the South Pacific . no.72 (1994)
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Status of the estuarine crocodile (crocodylis porosus scheider 1801) in Vanuatu.. no.74 (1994)

Environmental guidelines for coral harvesting operations . no.75 (1994)

Implications of climate change and sea level rise for the Republic of Palau: report of a preparatory mission. no.76 (1994)

Climate change and sea level rise issues in the Federated States of Micronesia: report on a preparatory mission . no.77 (1994)

Perspectives in aquatic exotic species management in the Pacific Islands - vol.I : Introductions of aquatic animals to the Pacific Islands : disease threats and guidelines for quarantine . no.78 (1995) Vol.1 / Vol.2

Legal and institutional models for conservation areas. no.79 (1994)

Land-based Pollutions Sources in Kiribati : A case study . no.80 (1994)

Land-based Pollution Sources in Western Samoa : A Case study . no.81 (1994)

Climate change and sea level rise issues in Guam . no.82 (1994)

Applicability and use of natural resource accounting and environmental economics in small island developing states . no.83 (1994)

Palolo Deep National Marine Reserve : a survey, inventory and information report. no.84 (1994)

In-country EIA training in the Pacific islands : a review and evaluation of the SPREP Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Programme . no.85 (1994)
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A Weather satellite receiving system for Pacific island nations . no.87 (1994)
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Environmental impact of large-scale mining in Papua New Guinea: sedimentology of trace metals from mine-derived materials deposited in Fly River floodplain . no.90 (1995)
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Overview of destructive fishing practices in the Pacific Islands region . no.93 (1995)

Funding options to support sustainable development and conservation in Pacific Island countries . no.94 (1996)

Environmental impact assessment guidelines for mine development and failings disposal at tropical coastal mines no. 95 (1996)

Coral reef survey [of] Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga . no.96 (1996)
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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) report : Neiafu Master Plan, Vava'u, Kingdom of Tonga . no.98 (1996)
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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report : Atmospheric Radiation and Cloud Station in Nauru . no.100 (1997)
 

SPREP Topic Reviews
Report on the mining pollution in New Caledonia TR:1

Parks and reserves in the South Pacific TR:2

Urbanization and its effects on the South Pacific Environment TR: 3
L’urbanisation et ses incidences sur l’environnement oceanien ET:3

Making better use of existing knowledge in managing Pacific island reef and lagoon ecosystems TR:4
Pour une Meilleure utilization des connaissances actuelles sur la gestion des ecosystems du recif et du lagon dans les iles du Pacifique ET:4

Mangrove resources and their management in the South Pacific TR:5
Les Ressources des mangroves et Leur gestion dans le Pacifique sud ET:5

Environmental health in rural development and food hygiene TR:6
Hygiene de l’environnement et developpement rural : presentation generale ET:6

Soils of the South Pacific: their capabilities and limitations TR:7
Sols d’oceanie: possibilities et limites ET:7

Forestry and environment in the South Pacific TR:8
Economie forestiere et environnement en Oceanie ET:8

Oceanic fisheries impact on the environment in the South Pacific TR:9
Effets sur l’environnement de la Peche Oceanique dand le Pacifique Sud ET:9

Comments on pest and pesticide control TR:10
Observations sur la lutte contre les parasites et la reglementation des pesticides ET:10

Marine pollution in the South Pacific TR:11
Pollution des mers dans le Pacifique Sud ET:11

Acitivities of the inter-governmental maritime consultative organization in the South Pacific relating to marine pollution prevention control and response : TR:12
Activites de l’organisation intergourvernementale consultative de la Navigation maritime dans le Pacifique Sud relatives alux measures de preventionj de lutte et d’intervention concernant la pollution du milieu marin : ET:12

An overview of environmental protection legislation in the South Pacific countries :TR:13
Apercu des legislations visant a proteger l’environnement dans les pays du Pacifique Sud : ET13

Radioactivity in the South Pacific TR:14
La Radioactivité dans le Pacifique Sud TR:14

Hazardous waste storage and disposal in the South Pacific TR:15; UNEP RSRS #48

Le stockage et l’elimination des dechets dangereux dans le Pacifique Sud :TR15: UNEP RSRS 48

Coastal and inland water quality in the South Pacific: a review of existing information, monitoring

programmes, monitoring facilities and legislation TR:16

Land tenure and conservation protected areas in the South Pacific TR:17

Traditional environmental management in New Caledonia: a review of existing knowledge TR:18

Pollution sources survey of the Kingdom of Tonga TR:19
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Customary law relating to the Environment TR:21

Environmental broadcasting training course TR:22

Ecological interactions between tropical coastal ecosystems TR: 23
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Bird conservation in the Pacific Islands TR: 25

Pesticide use in the South Pacific TR:26

Traditional tuna fishing in Tokelau TR:27

Ko te fakamaumauga o na poto fakateaganuku i na faiva-a-moana i Tokelau TR:27

Baseline study of the Vitogo River and associated environment; TR:28; UNEP RSRS 93

Training of protected area managers in the South Pacific TR:29

Natural resources data bank for the South Pacific TR:30
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The status of the dugong (Dugon dugon) in Vanuatu TR:37


Training Reports
Report on the SPREP/ESCAP Coastal Resource Management Planning Training Programme 1987. no. 1
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Report on the (SPREP) South Pacific Regional Training Course in Environmental Impact Assessment, Suva, Fiji 19-30 June 1989. no.3 (1989)
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Environmental Impact Assessment Training in the South Pacific Region : Meeting report, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia, 1-7 May 1992. no.5/1
Environmental Impact Assessment Training in the South Pacific Region :Meeting report, Port Vila, Vanuatu, 29 June to 3 July 1992. no.5/2
Environmental Impact Assessment Training in the South Pacific Region : Meeting report, Tarawa, Kiribati, 20-24 July 1992. no.5/3
Environmental impact assessment training in the South Pacific region : Meeting report, Suva, Fiji, 10-14 1992. no. 5/4
Environmental Impact Assessment Training in the South Pacific Region : Meeting report, Majuro, Marshall Islands, 31 August - 4 September 1992. no.5/5
Environmental Impact Assessment Training in the South Pacific Region : Meeting report, Honiara, Solomon Islands, 12-16 October 1992 . no.5/6
 

UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies
Pesticide use in the South Pacific no.89; STR no.26
Action plan for managing the natural resources and environment of the South Pacific Region UNEP RSRS no.29
Plan d’action pour la gestion des resources naturelles et de l’environnement du Pacifique Sud : no.29

The State of the environment in the South Pacific no.31
L’etat de l’environnement dans le Pacifique Sud no.31
Potential impacts of mining on the Fly River; no.99. TR:33
Radioactivity in the South Pacific no.40
Le stockage et l’elimination des dechets dangereux dans le Pacifique Sud :TR15: UNEP RSRS 48
Marine mammals global plan of action UNEP RSRS no.55
Environment and resources in the Pacific: UNEP Regional Seas Reports and Studies no.69
L’environnement oceanique physique dans la zone de la CPS: no.83
Natural resource data bank for the South Pacific. UNEP RSRS no.88
Pesticide use in the South Pacific. UNEP RSRS no.89
Interaction of the oceans with greenhouse gases and atmospheric aerosols UNEP RSRS no.94
Marine mammals Plan of Action: evaluation of its development and achievements. UNEP RSRS no.102
GESAMP: Pollutant modification of atmospheric and oceanic process and climate: some aspects of the problem UNEP RSRS no.117
GESAMP: atmospheric input of trace species to the world oceania UNEP RSRS no.119
GESAMP; Choosing priority organochlorines for marine hazard assessment UNEP RSRS no.120
An approach to environmental impact assessment for project affecting the coastal and marine environment. UNEP RSRS no.122
State of the marine environment in the South Pacific Region UNEP RSRS no. 127; STR no.40
Implications of expected climate changes in the South Pacific region: an overview UNEP RSRS no.128
Regional Co-operation on Environmental Protection of the Marine and Coastal Areas of the Pacific Basin. UNEP RSRS. No. 134.
Water quality studies on selected South Pacific lagoons. UNEP RSRS no.136; SPREP RSS no.49
Ecosystems de lagons de la Polynesie francaise ; no.137; TR:51
Potential impacts of expected climate change on coastal and near-shore environment UNEP RSRS no.140
Coastal Resources and Systems of the Pacific Basin: Investigation and Steps towards Protective Management. UNEP RSRS No. 147.
The ecosystems of small islands in the Southwest Pacific: the sixth expedition of the Callisto . UNEP RSRS no.151 (1994)
Overview of land based pollutants sources and activities affecting the marine, coastal and freshwater environment in the Pacific Island region. UNEP No. 174

Environmental legislation reviews [SPREP]
Cook Islands (1992; 14.82mb)
Federated States of Micronesia (1992; 15.21mb)
Fiji (1992; 5.53mb) *IUCN , 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) *IUCN, Vanuatu (2004; 474kb)

see also

Environmental law in the South Pacific : consolidated report of the reviews of environmental law in the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Kingdom of Tonga, Republic of the Marshall Islands and Solomon Islands (1996; 29mb)
 

National Environment Management Strategies (NEMS) [SPREP]
Cook Islands (1993; 9.9mb)
Federated States of Micronesia (1993; 12.46mb)
Fiji (1993; 17.62mb) *IUCN
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)
Samoa(1993; 9.87mb)
Solomon Islands (1993; 13.12)
Tonga (1993; 26.6mb)
Tuvalu (1997; 8.86mb)
Vanuatu [Conservation Strategy] (1993; 25.68mb)
 

State of the Environment Reports (SOE) SPREP
Federated States of Micronesia (1992; 3.9mb)
Fiji (1992; 20.6mb) *IUCN
Kiribati (1994; 5.65mb), Kiribati (2004; 7.64)
Marshall Islands (1993; 8.54mb)
Palau (1994; 9.37mb)
Niue (1994; 5.43)
Samoa (1993; 8.99mb)
Solomon Islands (1992; 4.88)
Tuvalu (1993; 9.2mb)
Tokelau (1994; 3.94mb)

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