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Strandings of Oceania Database Protocols for data users

Complete form and send, along with other photos, to Karen Baird at SPREP, [email protected]

Proposed Project Objective: Enhanced use of data for decision making in the environment sector throughout the Pacific region. Building on the tools and momentum the Inform project established, this scaled up project will expand the user base and fill significant gaps including in situ monitoring, increased partnerships between the environment ministries and other ministries, increase use of spatial tools, and the establishment of standardise environmental standards and key indicators for key resources.

Focusing management efforts on thermal refugia may only be effective in the short-term. Promoting adaptation to higher temperatures and facilitating migration will instead be needed to secure coral reef survival.

At present in the Fiji Islands, no guidelines are available only for biological parameters for receiving water bodies commonly used for recreational activities. The ANZECC (2000) guidelines recommend the use of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Enterococci (Faecal Coliforms) as indicator organisms for fecal contamination of fresh and marine recreational water. This study compiled results for 3 biological parameters, namely, Total Coliforms (TC), E. coli and Faecal Coliforms (FC) at 3 sites in Fiji, namely; My Suva park, Wailea settlement and Centre Point.

Mangaia ra’ui fisheries management system is actively managed and enforced by the Mangaia Island Council and the island’s traditional leaders. To allow resource-valuable species to recover, ra’ui are formed. When traditional leaders decide stocks have sufficiently recovered, ra’ui are lifted and the area is opened to harvest.

Surveying of finfish, invertebrates and substrate in Aitutaki & Manuae from September to November 2017.

The OECM Workshop Report consolidates the discussions, outcomes, recommendations and next steps following the "Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures Workshop," hosted by the National Environment Service, in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring  Centre on the 24th - 25th January 2023 in Rarotonga, Cook Islands.  

Official project document for the Cook Islands national project under GEF 7 programming, project titled Enhancing biodiversity considerations and effective protected areas management to safeguard Cook Islands integrated ecosystems and species. Annexes not included. 

Overview of Plastics Integrated Program, engagement opportunities and timeline as presented by sabelle Vanderbeck from the UNEP at the Cook Islands GEF-8 National Dialogue on the 19th & 20th April 2023.

Slides as presented by Andrew Hume from the GEF Secretariat at the Cook Islands National Dialogue on the 19th & 20th April 2023

Results of the group activity (Day 2, Session 3) to discuss national priorities and issues that can be addressed with GEF-8 resources, as presented by each table at the Cook Islands GEF-8 National Dialogue on the 19th and 20th April 2023.