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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Coral reefs in every region of the world are threatened by climate change, no matter how remote or well protected. Identifying and protecting climate refugia is a popular recommendation for coral reef management. Climate refugia are locations that maintain suitable environmental conditions for a resident species even when surrounding areas become inhospitable.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP),  SPREP Environmental Monitoring and Governance (EMG),  UNEP/GEF,  Cook Islands National Environment Service

The SOE uses the 2011 report by Cook Islands to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to identify the country’s terrestrial protected areas. There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

There are 14 terrestrial PAs, which total at least 1407.2 hectares (five PAs are uncalculated), or about six per cent of the Cook Islands’ total 240 km2 land mass. Terrestrial PA are concentrated in a few locations. Three of the 15 islands in Cook Islands are wildlife reserves (Suwarrow, Takutea and Manuae), almost 40% of the terrestrial PAs are represented by four motu on Pukapuka, and three of Rarotonga’s four PAs make up 36% of total terrestrial PAs.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service
 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Map showing the EEZ of the Pacific 

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Dedicated State of Environment (SOE) reports in an online interactive web format for SPREP members.

This study reports the concentration of the metals, such as Cd, Co, Cr, Ni, Cu, Pb, Zn, and Fe, in the road dust and the roadside soil of Suva City. A total number of 45 road dust and 36 roadside soil samples were collected at 18 different locations around Suva City with potential traffic influence and analysed.

The purpose of this research is to develop a robust water quality baseline data of relevant physical, chemical and biological parameters, over an 8-month period, 4 months in summer and 4 months in winter, at both low and high tides for three main estuaries along the Suva foreshore, where an increase in recreational water activity has been noted, as a result of urbanisation. Such a baseline is currently not available in the Fiji Islands. This investigation used affordable advanced and approved standard methods.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

The Pacific Network for Environmental Assessment (PNEA) Portal is an initiative of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) to support government officials from Pacific Island countries and territories who work with environmental impact assessment (EIA), strategic environmental assessment (SEA) as well as Environmental and Social Safeguards (ESS). 

The portal complements SPREP’s current capacity building program for EIA and SEA - including the recently launched Regional EIA Guidelines, the Coastal Tourism EIA guidelines, and SEA guidelines.

 

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The dataset contains a range of different Pacific regional maps developed by the SPREP GIS team and is available for use by members and partners.

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 SPREP

This dataset holds all materials for the Inform E-learning GIS course

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 Cook Islands National Environment Service

map of transect lines on each of the Islet of Palmerston island

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

This report covers the Cook Islands component of a survey of the regional distribution and status of asbestos-contaminated construction materials, and best practice options for its management, in selected Pacific island communities. The objectives of the survey are summarised as follows:
 To assess the status of, and management options for, asbestos throughout the Pacific region; and
 To develop recommendations for future management interventions, including a prioritised list of target locations.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

Species assessments of the Kakerori (Rarotonga Flycatcher, Pomarea dimidiata), present in both Rarotonga and Atiu.

 Cook Islands National Environment Service

These regulations are the Environment (Atiu and Takutea) Regulations 2008.

 

 Cook Islands National Environment Service,  Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP),  Ministry of Infrastructure Cook Islands (ICI)

This dataset has training materials on the use and operation  of the Cook Islands Data Portal Training.

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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Information related to the GIS course launch on Wednesday 18th May 2022