Member Type Regional Intergovernmental Organization or Regional Sea

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)



Dr Nicolas Rocle
Marine Conservation and Management Specialist

Ms. Juney Ward
Biodiversity and Ecosystems Officer

Mr. Rahul Tikaram
Coastal and Marine Specialist, BioScapes Programme

Pacific island people depend on their natural environment for their sustenance and livelihoods. These vital resources and ecosystems are under ever-increasing pressure as our islands strive to address their economic aspirations and meet the needs of their growing populations. The Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) has been charged by the governments and administrations of the Pacific region with the protection and sustainable development of the region’s environment. SPREP is based in Apia, Samoa, with over 70 staff.

SPREP’s members are American Samoa, Australia, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, France, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

SPREP’s activities are guided by its Strategic Action Plan 2017-2026. Develop through extensive consultation with Members, Secretariat programme staff and partner organisations, the Plan establishes four strategic priorities:

SPREP is also Secretariat for the ‘Noumea Convention’; Convention for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region, 1986.

Related websites:

Pacific Coral Reef Action Plan 2021–2030
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Last Updated: 21 June 2024