This technical summary document reports on the findings from the first phase of ESRAM activity that
was conducted in Greater Port Vila between January and June 2016. Whilst it was understood at the
outset that both climate and non-climate drivers would be important influences on ecosystem quality
The report addressed three main tasks:
1. the mapping of key ecosystems for Vanuatu and Tanna in terms of their type, condition and the ecosystem services they potentially generate;
2. an economic evaluation of the benefits to local communities arising from these ecosystem services; and
3. an assessment of the risk to community sustainability from threats and pressures on ecosystem health, including climate change related hazards, for three of the most
This synthesis report provides an overview of the first seven steps involved to identify, prioritise, and implement ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) projects in Port Vila, Vanuatu, and is based on a detailed series of technical reports prepared for the PEBACC project.
This report is an update of the PAA (Priorities and Actions Agenda) 2003, focusing on the linking of policy and planning with the limited resources the government controls.
The taxonomy, distribution, or natural history of comatulid crinoids (featherstars) in Vanuatu. The primary purpose of this study was to collect a target group of these crinoids to be used in molecular phylogenetic studies to assess their taxonomic status. The intended outcome of this study was to review species-level taxonomy and subsequently create an internet guide to all.
A translated poster identifying the endangered species of plants and animals of Vanuatu for protection.
The Vanuatu White-eye (Zosterops flavifrons) is endemic to Vanuatu and is one of the most widespread and abundant birds within the region. Seven geographical subspecies of this bird, varying both in size and colour, have been identified in the country. This document briefly addresses the causes of population divergence.
Observer data of marine dumping from longline boats.
Useful information on Vanuatu land tenure and conservation actions review commissioned by RESCCUE project (SPC).
MACBIO is a project that supports sustainable economies and livelihoods of Pacific Island Countries by strengthening institutional and individual capacity, to manage and conserve biodiversity in marine and coastal ecosystems. The project was commissioned by BMUB to GIZ as part of IKI, jointly implemented by SPREP, IUCN and GIZ from 2013 to 2018.
This dataset holds all MACBIO-related resources pertaining to Vanuatu as one of the participating countries. Resource herein include;
* Vanuatu Marine Atlas - interactive data viewer
* Vanuatu Marine Atlas - report
The Vanuatu NBSAP will be the main implementing strategy for the Environment Pillar of the National
Sustainable Development Goals and Policies 2016-2030 environment goals and policy objectives.
The aim of this framework is to minimise the risks from both the intentional and accidental introduction and spread of organisms with potential to have adverse economic, environmental and socio-economic impacts, including genetically modified organisms and their derivatives and processed products.
The main objective is to enhance the capacity of Vanuatu in addressing global environment management issues, particular in the thematic areas of Biodiversity, Climate Change and Land Degradation, each being addressed within its respective international convention.
This dataset holds all national reports submitted by Vanuatu to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Note : *4th national report missing - to be uploaded on the portal*
For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Vanuatu using 16 indicators.
*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013)* - to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019
This first National Policy on Gender Equality affirms the Vanuatu Government’s commitment towards gender equality across all sectors and at all levels of society and the elimination of discrimination and violence against women and girls.
The overall objective of this strategy is to provide a strategic framework for building and strengthening the capacity and services of the Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department