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)…

SAMOA 2nd NDC Road  Map and Investment Plan VALIDATION WORKSHOP

SAMOA 2nd NDC Road Map and Investment Plan VALIDATION WORKSHOP

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The Ministry through its Renewable Energy Division had completed its final validation workshop on Samoa’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) Implementation Road Map and Investment Plan workshop on Tuesday 17th August 2021 at Taumeasina Resort.  The purpose of the workshop is to facilitate…

CDCRM REVIEW WORKSHOP

CDCRM REVIEW WORKSHOP

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The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MNRE) conducted its annual review of the Community Disaster and Climate Risk Management (CDCRM) Program at Taumeasina Island Resort. The objective of the review was to revisit and…

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