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The 2006 State of Environment Report (SOE) Report illustrates very clearly Samoa‟s environmental
vulnerabilities and challenges, as well as supporting the creation of a more enabling sustainable
development environment. Much of this Report, however, summarizes the current state of knowledge
about the environment of Samoa. It instigates the move towards identifying Sustainable
Environmental Management (SEM) indicators, and then covers them separately in the areas of

Reviewing and reporting the state of the environment of Samoa is an important part of the government’s mandate for achieving environmentally sound and sustainable development. The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) is entrusted with the responsibility of coordinating the monitoring and review of the state of Samoa’s environment with the cooperation and support of its stakeholders in line Ministries, Non-Governmental Organisations and the wider community.

The full report on the marine pollution data presented in map.

User guide on getting started with the Inform Data Portal

direct internet link to Samoa's climate change data portal.

Information in this report is based on (a) assessments conducted by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) on Savai’i in May 2012 as part of the in-country training of fisheries officers from the Samoa Fisheries Division and (b) the follow-up survey in Upolu by the trained team in July 2012.

The Tuanaimato Solar Farm comprises of 3 separate Power Producers
Solar Samoa
Green Power
Electric Power Corporation

The Piu Biogas system is located in Falealili District. The Biogas system is in pilot phase where it is co managed by both the Ministry of Natural Resources - Renewable Energy Division and the Community of Piu.
This photo was uploaded by Roland

A snapshot of solid waste management in Samoa

This short film was produced for The Last Straw - Preventing our Oceans from becoming Dumps side event during the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States.

The risks evaluated are extreme rainfall events (both six-hourly and daily), drought, high sea levels, extreme winds and extreme high air and water temperatures.

Climate risk profile assessment in the year 2007

This updated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) sets out Samoa’s priorities for biodiversity conservation to 2020. It updates the original NBSAP (2001), building on that document and taking on board trends and issues reported in the Samoa State of Environment 2013 and the National Environment Sector Plan 2013 – 2016, as well as issues raised during the consultation process for the updated NBSAP.

The Strategy outlines the state of Samoa’s biological resources and actions to curb their degradation and achieve their sustainable development at the time. It is the country’s foremost expression of commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity which it has ratified on the eve of the Convention’s accession.

This assessment covers;

* land categories of Samoa

* Types and Seriousness of Land Degradation in Samoa

* Types and Causes of Land Degradation

* Types and Effects of Land Degradation

* Governing Frameworks for UNCCD Implementation at the International & Regional Levels

* Defined Roles of National Stakeholders of the NSC

* Convention Obligations and Land Degradation Thematic Areas

The first national report to the UNCCD

A review of terrestrial biological knowledge for Samoa and identify gaps in existing biological information.

The Framework takes into account the longer-term rehabilitation and reconstruction plans of the Government and local communities with an aim to capitalize on opportunities to reinvigorate existing policies and plans for disaster risk reduction and to rebuild communities better.

The ‘turtle tag and release’ partnership between the MNRE and Malua Theological College started in 2004 which an aim to tag and release some of the adult turtles that are kept in the pond when it is becoming overcrowded.