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.
A scientific report on Niue's marine ecosystems and Beveridge Reef. September - October 2016. A collaboration between National Geographic Pristine Seas, the government of Niue, Oceans 5 and the Pacific Community.
This is a MaxEnt model map of the global distribution of the seagrass biome. Species occurrence records were extracted from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) Ocean Data Viewer and Ocean biogeographic information system (OBIS). This map shows the suitable habitats for the seagrass distribution at global scale.
This dataset shows the modelled global patterns of above-ground biomass of mangrove forests. The dataset was developed by the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, with support from The Nature Conservancy. The work is based on a review of 95 field studies on carbon storage and fluxes in mangroves world-wide. A climate-based model for potential mangrove above-ground biomass was developed, with almost four times the explanatory power of the only previous published model.
List of cetacean species reported, or likely to be present in the waters of Niue. Extracted from Friedlander et al 2017 (Exploring the marine ecosystems of Niue and Beveridge Reef. National Geographic Society Pristine Seas, the Government of Niue, Oceans 5 and the Pacific Community. report). Extracted from Niue's 2018 State of Environment (SOE) report
Major biodiversity groups including their status and IUCN Red List category. Extracted from Niue's 2018 SOE
Number of invasive and potentially invasive species in selected PICTs. Source SOCO 2015 (SOCO. 2015. State of Conservation in Oceania. SPREP. Apia, Samoa.) Extracted from Niue's 2018 SOE
For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Niue using 16 indicators.
*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013*) - to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019