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 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

Pursuant to the Fisheries Act 1988, I, MALIETOA TANUMAFILI II, Head of State acting on the
advice of Cabinet DO HEREBY MAKE the following regulations : LOCAL FISHERIES REGULATIONS 1995

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

In December 2017 the 100 Island Challenge partnered with American Samoa Department of Marine & Wildlife Resources Coral Reef Advisory Group to survey reefs around the islands of Savai'i and Upolu of Samoa.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

This dataset provides internet links to Samoa's data hosted on the GBIF website / records.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

This dataset hosts all the published NBSAP of Samoa.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

This report is the review of terrestrial biological information in Samoa and was written by MNRE with the technical support of Conservation International (CI).

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

Since the adoption of Agenda 21 following the United Nations Conference on Environment and development in 1992, this report constitutes the first opportunity for Samoa to assess its situation with regard to sustainable development in the past decade

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

Through fieldwork for biomass resource assessments at the non-leased land areas within the STEC Mulifanua
plantation, eight common plants were identified and further scientific analysis on each was conducted by the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa (SROS). This publication provides a brief description of those plants as well as some data on moisture content and energy content under different conditions.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

Direct internet link to access **invasive species - related information** for Samoa on the 'Battler Resource Base'.
It is a platform to assist Pacific island invasive species practitioners in their battle against invasive species.

Planting tree campaign in Samoa

 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


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).


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


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.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

Biological Rapid Assessment Program (BIORAP) was conducted from July 16 to August 3, 2016 in three Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs) in Samoa:

* the Central Savai’i Rainforest KBA

* Falealupo Peninsula Coastal Rainforest KBA on Savaii

* the Uafato-Tiavea Coastal Rainforest KBA on Upolu.

A literature review of biodiversity information was also conducted on a fourth site - the Apia Catchments KBA.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

An assessment framework based on key habitats in Samoa:

* cloud forest and uplands

* lowlands, coastal strand

* nearshore marine, offshore marine, and rivers and streams

* climate change, air quality, waste disposal, renewable energy, and population pressures.

It also assesses the status of Samoa’s species of high conservation value, especially those that are endemic and critically endangered.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

The Jungle myna (Acridotheres fuscus) was first recorded in Upolu in 1965, followed by the Common myna (Acridotheres tristis) in 1988 (Watling, 2001). It is believed they were introduced to control livestock ticks and unexpectedly became an invasive species; over the past two decades their populations have increased dramatically.

This document provides information regarding issues surrounding the myna: why mynas are a problem and what methods are currently been implemented to control and/or eradicate mynas from cities, islands, and countries.

 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE), Samoa

Of considerable concern is that the Ma’oma’o is now rare and highly threatened. The Ma’oma’o is classified as Endangered by the IUCN, or World Conservation Union. This document sets out a series of objectives and actions that are necessary to conserve the Ma’oma’o, and Samoan birds in general, for future generations to appreciate.