Samoa ABS on the move with Aopo Consultation to Develop Biocultural Community Protocol

Samoa ABS on the move with Aopo Consultation to Develop Biocultural Community Protocol

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With a vision of protecting Samoa’s sovereign rights to its genetic resources (GR) and the wealth of traditional knowledge (TK) associated with GR held by its people, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, through the Division of Environment Conservation (MNRE –…

Strengthening Samoa’s Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol – ABSCH Database Training

Strengthening Samoa’s Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol – ABSCH Database Training

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Project Consultant, Toleafoa Christopher Brown, and staff of MNRE working towards a smoother implementation of the Nagoya Protocol through ABS Clearing House and TKGR database   With Samoa now working towards further strengthening the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol (NP) on Access…

The Second Meeting of the National Protected Area Advisory Committee (PAAC)

The Second Meeting of the National Protected Area Advisory Committee (PAAC)

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The second meeting of the Protected Area Advisory Committee has been designed to include as part of the three days training program as mentioned above to learn about the significance of using GIS to monitor Protected areas under the Biodiversity and Protected…

GEF in 2019 Year in Review

GEF in 2019 Year in Review

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We look back on 2019 as an important year for the Global Environment Facility and look forward to the 2020 Super Year with its hopes of progress for nature and people, including new international agreements on oceans, biodiversity, and climate change. Explore this blog’s…

Samoa Takes the Lead in the Region in the Protection of Genetic Resources

Samoa Takes the Lead in the Region in the Protection of Genetic Resources

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Apia, 22nd November 2019 – Samoa has become the first Pacific nation to implement a key safeguard to protect the legal use of genetic resources and traditional knowledge through its patent system. This step has been implemented as the country advances the…

3,235 Samoan Native Trees Planted by Athletes of the XVI Pacific Games,  2019

3,235 Samoan Native Trees Planted by Athletes of the XVI Pacific Games, 2019

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The XVI Pacific Games 2019 was a magnificent opportunity for the Two Million Tree planting campaign because it was not only promoting Greening of the Games but also contributing to the 2,000,000 trees to be planted by 2020. The Ministry of Natural…

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