Environment and Conservation

TALOFA AND WELCOME TO THE DIVISION OF ENVIRONMENT AND CONSERVATION

ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION DIVISION

The Division of Environment & Conservation (DEC) has served the country for more than 20 years. Over the years and with different emerging issues that has threatened Samoa’s biodiversity from land to sea, the Division with more than 30 staff has expanded and includes five Sections – National Parks, Waste, Chemical and Hazardous Waste,Terrestrial Conservation and the Marine Conservation. Each Section is responsible for implementing activities and programs that tries to address the different threats impacting Samoa’s biodiversity.

Linking to the overall vision of the Samoan Government to “improved quality of life for All”.

DEC’s overall objective is to “implement sustainable development and management of biological resources and the environment including waste management”.

We welcome you to visit the different Sections and learn about the various projects and programs implemented under each Section.  There are also numerous educational materials and publications which are made available for you.

We also welcome you to provide feedback on how the Division of Environment and Conservation can further improve our services and cater to your needs. Please enjoy reading and learning about the work we do.

Fa’afetai

Tauti Fuatino Matatumua Leota

Assistant Chief Executive Officer