[National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)](https://www.cbd.int/nbsap/introduction.shtml) are the principal instruments for implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity at the national level. The Convention requires countries to prepare a national biodiversity strategy and to ensure that this strategy is mainstreamed into the planning and activities of all those sectors whose activities can have an impact (positive and negative) on biodiversity.
This publication ‘Strategic Environmental Assessment – Guidelines for Pacific Island Countries and
Territories’ has been prepared to provide guidance on the application of SEA as a tool to support
environmental planning, policy and informed decision making. It provides background on the use and
benefits of SEA as well as providing tips and guiding steps on the process, including case studies, toolkits
and checklists for conducting an SEA in the Appendices.
These guidelines are intended to assist the national and local authorities such as Environment
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