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 Vanuatu Department of Environmental Protection and Conservation

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

A national review is underway in Vanuatu to determine the current state of marine turtle management and conservation in the country as turtles are globally threatened species and listed as vulnerable, endangered, or critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. 

Vanuatu | Exclusive Economic Zone Area:
   623,424 sq. km
Total Area Protected:
   226 sq. km
Marine Protected Areas: 15
   Designated: 14
   Established: 0
   Proposed: 1
Terrestrial Protected Areas: 19
   Designated: 19

A national review is underway in Vanuatu to determine the current state of marine turtle management and conservation in the country. The green turtle (Chelonia mydas) is among the five species of turtles in Vanuatu that is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

 Tourism Resource Consultants

In June/July 2002 an eradication programme to remove Pacific rats from Maninita Island in the Vava'u group of the Kingdom of Tonga was initiated. The techniques used were similar to those
used in successful rat eradications in New Zealand, in that Pestoff 20R pellets and a network of bait stations were used.
Conditions on the island were not what was expected, the forest having been adversely affected by cyclone Waka and subsequent defoliation by caterpillars, resulting in an open forest canopy. Rats were found to be present on the island in high numbers and were breeding.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Work is based around country visits by the network coordinator to support PILN teams to identify and take strategic action to manage their priority invasive species. The network is functioning by sharing awareness of successful activities being earned out by the teams, providing the mechanism for other teams to do the same, and actively encouraging them to do so.
Capacity building is linked to on-going invasive species projects and achieved through workshops and exchanges.

Available online

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 National Museum of Natural History

Williamson and Sabath (1982) have demonstrated a significant relationship between modern population size and environment by examining atoll area and rainfall in the Marshall Islands. The present work seeks to extend that argument into prehistory by examining the relationship of ancient habitation sites and size of aroid pit agricultural systems to atoll land area and rainfall regime along the 1,500-3,500 mm precipitation gradient in the Marshall Islands.

 The Smithsonian Institution

At the time of the POBSP visit, cats (Felis domestica), dogs

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This is a MaxEnt model map of the global distribution of the seagrass biome. Species occurrence records were extracted from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) Ocean Data Viewer and Ocean biogeographic information system (OBIS). This map shows the suitable habitats for the seagrass distribution at global scale.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

This dataset shows the modelled global patterns of above-ground biomass of mangrove forests. The dataset was developed by the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, with support from The Nature Conservancy. The work is based on a review of 95 field studies on carbon storage and fluxes in mangroves world-wide. A climate-based model for potential mangrove above-ground biomass was developed, with almost four times the explanatory power of the only previous published model.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The Database of Island Invasive Species Eradications (DIISE) attempts to compile all historical and current invasive vertebrate eradication projects on islands. The vast majority of the dataset is focused on invasive mammals. Data gathered from each project includes island location and characteristics, details about the eradication including focal species, methods and outcome, plus links and or contact details for learning more about the project.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The UN Biodiversity Lab is an online platform that allows policymakers and other partners to access global data layers, upload and manipulate their own datasets, and query multiple datasets to provide key information on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and nature-based Sustainable Development Goals.

 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

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.