French Marine Protected Areas Agency
The French Marine Protected Areas Agency (Agence des aires marines protégées) is a public entity under the control of an administrative board composed of national representatives of State, local authorities and stakeholders.
Its aims are:
- support public policies in the field of marine protected areas, both concerning their creation and their management,
- manage the human and financial resources dedicated to marine nature parks,
- and give technical and administrative support to managers of marine protected areas.
Beyond its practical missions, the French Agency is due to foster the attention on marine biodiversity issues and to keep the momentum on the ambitious objective of establishing a significant marine protected areas network before 2012. It is also expected that the Agency will contribute to strengthen the participation of France to the international arrangements concerning the protection of the oceans.
MPA Global Profiles (marine protected areas database)
American Samoa , Cook Islands , Federated States of Micronesia , Fiji , French Polynesia , Kiribati , Marshall Islands , New Caledonia , Niue , Northern Mariana Islands , Palau , Papua New Guinea , Samoa , Solomon Islands , Tokelau , Tonga , Tuvalu , Vanuatu
Phoenix Islands Protected Area website [Kiribati]
The Phoenix Islands reefs are what a reef might have looked like one thousand years ago
These islands and surrounding waters cover 18,470,000 km2 and represent one of Earth's last intact oceanic coral archipelago ecosystems. PIPA also protects important seabird nesting grounds, along with rare traditional plants that have cultural and medicinal values in Kiribati but are now threatened on more populated islands.
Tetepare: the last wild island [Solomon Islands]
"Tetepare Island is one of the conservation jewels of the Solomons Islands. This long, rugged island cloaked in rainforest and fringed with biodiverse reefs is the largest uninhabited island in the South Pacific. Home to the one of the Solomon Islands' leading conservation projects and a unique, locally-run ecolodge, Tetepare is attracting visitors from around the world. "
World Database on Protected Areas - Pacific site profiles
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji , French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu , Wallis and Futuna