International Biodiversity Day: Build back biodiversity on our Pacific farms to help communities thrive now and in the future

Fuatino Fatiaki separating seedlings for distribution to local farmers at the Buada Research Station in Nauru The Pacific Islands house some of the world's most biodiverse areas, featuring many endemic species singled out by their uniqueness.

Stat of the week: In American Samoa, 71% of Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas are covered by protected areas in average in 2021

In American Samoa, 71% of Terrestrial Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) are covered by protected areas in average in 2021. This is one of the highest rate reported in the Pacific. KBAs are the most important places in the world for species and their…

Resistant pest strains and increasing plant diseases probed at critical biosecurity meet

Photo: Vanuatu Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) biosecurity inspection In their first face-to-face meeting in three years, biosecurity and plant quarantine experts from across the Pacific came together in Nadi, Fiji, this week to find solutions for…

Biosecurity is key to keeping humanitarian aid SAFE

Photo: Biosecurity officers inspecting a container  

Stat of the week: 70% of Palau's marine key biodiversity areas are covered by protected areas

Did you know? In 2019, it was estimated that 70% of Palau's marine key biodiversity areas were covered by protected areas.  The protection of marine areas is essential for protecting the oceans biodiversity and natural resources. The importance of…

Ocean Science Fact: 99% of reef-building corals are at threat due to global warming

Some habitat-forming coastal ecosystems including many coral reefs, and seagrass meadows, will undergo irreversible phase shifts due to marine heatwaves with global warming levels >1.5°C.  Source: IPCC Report  

2021 at a glance - Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

Biodiversity loss, sea rise level, population resettlement, the Pacific islands are facing the devastating impacts of climate change.
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