Web Directory > Pacific > Environment
An intergovernmental organisation of low-lying coastal and small island countries. Established in 1990, the main purpose of the Alliance is to consolidate the voices of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to address global warning. Site includes statements, reports and news.
- BirdLife International. Pacific overview
Describes the work of BirdLife International in the Pacific region. Birdlife International is a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. Includes information about the Pacific programme of work to protect birds, and the Pacific Partnership network.
- Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL)
The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a member-supported, non-profit organization dedicated to keeping coral reefs alive around the world. The web site provides information about CORAL's programmes and resources, including the electronic newsletter E-current, lessons about coral and coral reef creatures, and a sustainable diving checklist..
- Coral Reef Initiative for the Pacific : working with island communities
French initiative for the protection and management of coral reefs in the Pacific. Includes information about CRISP, its objectives, structure, resources, and partner organisations. In French and English.
- Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI)
Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific International (FSPI) is a network of South Pacific island non-governmental organisations and overseas affiliates working in partnership across the South Pacific. The main function of the FSPI Secretariat is to coordinate the planning and design of regional development projects. Site includes project details and annual reports.
- Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (South West Pacific Node)
A resource for researchers, students, divers, conservationists, and all those interested in preserving, enjoying and sustainably utilising coral reefs.
- Island climate update
Island Climate Update is published by NIWA. It gives an overview of the present climate in the tropical South Pacific Islands, with an outlook for coming months to assist in dissemination of climate information in the Pacific region. All issues available in full-text.
- Island directory : basic environmental and geographic information on the significant islands of the world
Several kinds of information have been collected for each island when available: name, descriptive information, island type, climate, catastrophic threats, human occupation, human impact, ecosystem types, features of special interest, flora and fauna, endemic species, introduced biota, protected areas, and bibliographical references. For islands with sufficient data, the entry in the directory includes a series of indicators used to evaluate certain island characteristics.
- Island Vulnerability. Pacific
Explores the challenges which isolated Pacific island geographies face when dealing with risk and disasters by examining the processes which create, maintain, and could be used to reduce their vulnerability.
- Land Management and Development Department, University of the South Pacific
Designed for potential students, researchers, academics with courses, staff and research activities.
- Last chance, one world, one people : a selection of writings on the global crisis / compiled by George Porter on behalf of the Pacific Institute of Resource Management Inc
Contains a collection of articles on the issues impacting on human development, environmental sustainability, and the future of humankind and the natural world.
- Living archipelagos
Information about a programme led by the Bishop Museum in collaboration with Conservation International's Marine Program Division to accelerate the establishment of protective management regimes for island and atoll ecosystems worldwide, beginning with the tropical Pacific islands of Polynesia and Micronesia.
- National Environment Service, Tu'anga Taporoporo, Cook Islands
Website listing the operations and international projects of this government agency, charged with conserving the natural environment of the Cook Islands. Includes environmental reports and a calendar of events.
- Oceania and global warming
Describes the adverse effects of global warming and rising sea levels on Pacific Islands, particularly those comprising low-lying coral atolls such as in Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Tokelau and Tuvalu.
- PABITRA : Pacific-Asia Biodiversity Transect
A collaborative programme for investigating the function of biodiversity and the health of ecosystems in the tropical Pacific Islands. A network of conservation scientists provide comparative analysis of indigenous forests and their role as ecological reserves and watersheds. Includes publications, bibliographies, and events.
- Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum
Information about the PBIF, a consortium of biodiversity information initiatives in the Pacific Region, including list of publications, projects, meeting presentations, and members. Biodiversity information for Pacific Area countries, including biodiversity databases for the Cook Islands and Hawaii.
- Pacific Biological Survey : studying biodiversity throughout the Pacific Basin
Information about the following PBS projects: Samoan Snail Project, Fiji Fish Project, Cook Islands Biodiversity Database, Corals of Oman, Insect Ecology in New Guinea, Papuan Herpetological Bibliography. Includes a bibliography of PBS publications, and a report on the 1997 Palau Expedition.
- Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development
Information about PACE-SD, including training courses offered, research projects, and relations with other organisations. Sustainable development resource documents.
- Pacific ecologist
Published by the Pacific Institute of Resource Management (PIRM), and is one of a family of Ecologist journals published globally. It includes information on regional, national and global issues related to ecology and human justice. Contents pages are available, with summaries and full text of selected articles, and full text of most editorials.
- Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)
The purpose of the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER) is to compile and disseminate reference information on exotic plant species of known or potential threat to Pacific island ecosystems. The site provides full text reports on invasive species.
- Pacific Islands Global Climate Observing System : PI-GCOS
Pacific Islands Global Climate Observing System (PI-GCOS) is coordinated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). Includes the PI-GCOS action plan.
- Pacific Islands Marine Portal : the portal of the Pacific Islands Marine Resources Information System : PIMRIS
Information about PIMRIS, the formal cooperative network of libraries and information centres within regional organisations and government agencies concerned with the development of fisheries and marine resources in the Pacific. Includes the PIMRIS newsletter, some SPC newsletters and bulletins, and access to the University of the South Pacific library catalogue.
- Pacific Regional Environment Programme
SPREP is a regional organisation established by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region to look after its environment and promote the sustainable management of that environment and its resources. Includes publications and newsletters.
- Programme for sustainable development in the South Pacific
Provides information about the Technical Consultation of South Pacific Small Island Developing States on Sustainable Development in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries that was held in Apia, Western Samoa from 6-9 May 1996.
- ReefBase : a global information system on coral reefs. Pacific : resources, overview
Information system on coral reefs, designed to provide relevant data and information to reef managers and scientists, as well as the general public. Pacific section covers: American Samoa, Australia, Clipperton Atoll, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis and Futuna.
- Small Island Developing States
FAO SID's site. Information on the Barbados Programme of Action on Small Island Developing States and documents on the long-term vision with respect to agriculture, fisheries and forestry.
- Small Islands Voice : a strong voice for small islands
Focus on small islands in the Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific regions. Forum paving the way towards sustainable island development.
Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission is an inter-governmental, regional organisation dedicated to providing services to promote sustainable development in the countries it serves in three key programme areas: Ocean and Islands Programme, Community Lifelines Programme and Community Risk Programme.
- Submarine Ring of Fire
The Submarine Ring of Fire explorations investigate underwater volcanic areas in the Pacific, using submersibles and sea-floor mapping techniques. Provides information on each exploration, including Quicktime animations and videos.
- UN atlas of the oceans
An information system designed for use by policy makers who need to become familiar with ocean issues and by scientists, students and resource managers who need access to underlying data bases and approaches to sustainability. Includes Oceania and the Pacific Islands.
- United Nations Development Programme : Pacific Centre
Website of UNDP Pacific Centre includes news, events, publications, and information about the Pacific Centre's work.
- Wild world Australasia
Provides a list of tropical and subtropical forest areas in Australasia giving information about the geology, botany and natural history. Includes details about endangered species and ecological problems.
- Wild world Oceania
Provides a list of tropical and subtropical forest areas in the Pacific Islands giving information about the geology, botany and natural history. Includes details about endangered species and ecological problems.
- WWF South Pacific
About the work of the World Wildlife Fund in conservation and environmental programmes in the South Pacific. Includes publications.