United Nations
Rehabilitation and protection of mangrove ecosystems for climate change adaptation, livelihoods and biodiversity
by Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Government)
This commitment is to ensure mangroves as important marine ecosystems which provide social, economic and cultural benefits for many Pacific Island communities, coastal protection and ocean biodiversity are protected and conserved.

Mangroves are recognized as flagship ecosystems for livelihoods, climate change adaptation and biodiversity. However, they are threatened from over-harvesting, removal for in favor of other developments, pollution, used as wastelands, natural phenomena and other activities.

Awareness, capacity building, research, legislation and the establishment of mangrove marine protected areas inside communities will ensure mangroves can be rehabilitated and protected for climate change adaptation, livelihoods and biodiversity.
Progress reports
August 2019
Baseline data from mangroves have been collected and analyzed
June 2020
Legislation/regulation to protect mangroves directly, is in place
October 2019
Commitment from local communities to conserve mangroves
Staff / Technical expertise
MNRE will provide staff and technical expertise to implement deliverables
In-kind contribution
UNDP/GEF-SGP will provide funding for selected mangrove sites
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 August - 2020 August
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Government) Community Based Organizations Global Environment Facility - Small Grants Programme (UNDP/GEF-SGP) (United Nations System)
Ocean Basins
  • South Pacific
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Peseta Noumea Simi, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, noumea@mfat.gov.ws, (685) 21171
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