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 SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)

Traditional way of life in the pacific islands in the expression of each and everybody's identity. The link between people and their natural habitat, living and unliving things is key to someone's social status, relationship to other member of its community and existence in the world. The session shall look at the importance of traditional knowledge and its relation to the environment as a way to protect existing biodiversity and thus ensuring that the cultural heritage of Pacific Island population i preserved.

 The Royal Society

Avariety of factors can affect the biodiversity of tropicalmammal communities,
but their relative importance and directionality remain uncertain. Previous
global investigations of mammal functional diversity have relied on range
maps instead of observational data to determine community composition. We
test the effects of species pools, habitat heterogeneity, primary productivity
and human disturbance on the functional diversity (dispersion and richness)
of mammal communities using the largest standardized tropical forest camera

 Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

This synthesis focuses on estimates of biodiversity change as projected for the 21st century by models or
extrapolations based on experiments and observed trends. The term “biodiversity” is used in a broad
sense as it is defined in the Convention on Biological Diversity to mean the abundance and distributions
of and interactions between genotypes, species, communities, ecosystems and biomes. This synthesis
pays particular attention to the interactions between biodiversity and ecosystem services and to

 SPC/SPREP

The research agreement signed on 19th December 2005 by the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) and Nantes University, the Pharmacochemical laboratories of Natural Substances and Pharmacophores Redox (UMR 1165) and the Centre of Maritime and Ocean Law (EA 1165, CDMO) led to the international research program “Coral Reef Initiatives for the Pacific” (CRISP).

 UNEP/CBD

One of the recommendations emerging from the COP-8 (Decision XIII/8 [6]) promoted a series of regional and/or sub-regional workshops on capacity building for NBSAPs. These will
be held with the aim to discuss national experiences in implementing NBSAPs, the integration of biodiversity concerns into relevant sectors, obstacles, and ways and means
for overcoming these obstacles. It was recommended that these workshops be held (subject to the availability of funding) prior to COP-9, to provide an opportunity to directly support

 UNEP/TEEB

Natural capital – our ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources – underpins economies, societies and individual well-being. The values of its myriad benefits are, however, often overlooked or poorly understood. They are rarely taken fully into account through economic signals in markets, or in day to day decisions by business and citizens, nor indeed reflected adequately in the accounts of society.

Available online

Call Number: [EL]

ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-98-13410-0-3

Physical Description: 47 p.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Spatial dataset with conservation areas in Vanuatu. Source: Vanuatu Resource Information System (VANRIS).

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Spatial dataset with mangroves in Vanuatu. Source: Vanuatu Resource Information System (VANRIS).

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

List of international environmental related agreements and conventions to which Vanuatu is obligated to.

*adopted from the Vanuatu National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan 2018 - 2030, pg 24*

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Distribution of Invasive Species @ Tagabe River , from a current project under the Biodiversity and Conservation

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

This is a diagram of a ideal workflow for field data to data portal to use in reporting

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Vanuatu Protected Areas (PA) data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), downloaded August 2019. This dataset includes both tables and spatial data.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Vanuatu Protected Areas (PA) data from the World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA), downloaded August 2019. This dataset includes both tables and spatial data.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

This is a test for upload invasive species document

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Post Disaster Needs Assessment, Environment & Economic Analysis of Loss and Damage to Environmental Goods and Services in Vanuatu, related to Severe Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Harold (April 2020).

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Dataset contains training material on using open source Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to improve protected area planning and management from a workshop that was conducted on February 26-28, 2020. Specifically, the dataset contains lectures on GIS fundamentals, QGIS 3.x, and global positioning system (GPS), as well as country-specific datasets and a workbook containing exercises for viewing data, editing/creating datasets, and creating map products in QGIS.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

Dataset that provides a direct link to Vanuatu's data hosted on the GBIF website/records.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

The Vanuatu National Environment Policy and Implementation Plan 2016–2030 (NEPIP) is an overarching
policy for the sustainable conservation, development and management of the environment of Vanuatu. It is the first of its kind since Vanuatu gained independence in 1980.

 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

This NISSAP has been developed to identify invasive species and priority actions to address their threats on the environment, economy and livelihood of people.