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Important information on Vanuatu's land tenure and conservation.

The Marine Atlas for the Vanuatu compiles over a hundred datasets from countless data providers and for the first time makes marine and coastal information accessible and usable as data layers and as raw data.

This atlas is part of MACBIO’s support to its partner countries’ marine spatial planning processes. These processes aim to balance uses with the need to effectively manage and protect the rich natural capital upon which those uses rely.

The MACBIO project provides technical support in identifying and highlighting the values of marine and coastal resources and their ecosystem services. Once values are more visible, governments and stakeholders can plan and manage resources more sustainably, and maintain economic and social benefits of marine and coastal biodiversity in the medium and long term.

An identification of Vanuatu’s special and/or unique marine areas (SUMAs). This report brings together data, literature and the outputs of a dedicated workshop synthesising information about the areas identified. The areas were described, justified and scored according to four criteria: geographic explicitness, justification, information sources and legal obligations associated with each site.

The strategic areas of the NBSAP 20182030 have been aligned to the CBD Strategic Plan and Aichi Targets and also to two key national strategies: the National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) and the National Environment Policy and Implementation Plan (NEPIP).

The Vanuatu Environmental Unit (VEU) conducted a capacity building add-on to the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Planning Project (NBSAP). This Report reviews national legislation, regional model laws relating to the preservation of Traditional Biological Diversity Knowledge and literature reviews related to domestic, regional and international protection of traditional biodiversity knowledge.

The report has been has been divided into three sections:
i. Status report of Vanuatu’s biodiversity
ii. Mainstreaming Biodiversity in Vanuatu sectoral legislation
iii. Overview of the Vanuatu’s NBSAP Implementation

The 3rd national report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The second national report to the Convention on Biological Diversity

The first national report to the Conference of the Parties

A direct internet link to access Vanuatu's data being hosted on the CBD website

Vanuatu on BirdLife data zone.

Policy Vision :
**A safe and secure society where women and men of all ages and abilities live in harmony and work together for a better Vanuatu.

Vanuatu's vision in this policy is to transform fisheries in Vanuatu. The goal is to increase production, people’s
incomes, food security, and nutritional status of all ni-Vanuatu.

The VMGD strategic development plan 2014 - 2023 shows a clear linkage with the Millennium Development Goals