Post-COP27 Workshop

Post-COP27 Workshop

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As part of the COP27 actions at a National level, Samoa held a Post-COP27 in correspondence to the Pre-COP National Dialogue that was held on the 24th October 2022. Hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Post-COP27 workshop gathered…

Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting opens in Fiji, 14-16th September 2022

Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting opens in Fiji, 14-16th September 2022

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Ministers and officials responsible for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) around the Pacific are convening in Nadi, Fiji this week for the Inaugural Pacific Disaster Risk Reduction Ministers Meeting from the 14-16th September 2022. During the opening ceremony, the Samoa Minister of Natural…

Natural Enemy to control invasive Koster’s curse found in Samoa

Natural Enemy to control invasive Koster’s curse found in Samoa

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There was much excitement for Samoa’s newly launched Natural Enemies – Natural Solutions (NENS) project, with the discovery last week of a new natural enemy (biological control agent) already within Samoa’s borders. The Koster’s curse thrips (Liothrips urichi), is an insect that…

Apolima Island Could Provide Model for Rat Free Pacific

Apolima Island Could Provide Model for Rat Free Pacific

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Apolima Island could provide a model for rat eradication efforts across the Pacific, according to Mr. Seumaloisalafai Afele Faiilagi, Assistant Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE). “Apolima Island could become a model for eradicating rats on…

Workshop Prioritizes Invasive Weed Targets for Natural Enemies in Samoa

Workshop Prioritizes Invasive Weed Targets for Natural Enemies in Samoa

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On Wednesday, 17th of August 2022, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) hosted a national workshop to prioritize invasive weeds that can be targeted by natural enemies to help increase climate resilience in Samoa. Natural Enemies – Natural Solutions (NENS)…

The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) project implementation continues

The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) project implementation continues

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“The Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change and Resilience Building (PACRES) project implementation continues to Sato’alepai Village” The implementation is led by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment in partnership with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), Ministry of…

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