Member Type Regional Intergovernmental Organization or Regional Sea
Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
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:
- Climate Change;
- Island and Ocean Ecosystems;
- Waste Management and Pollution Control; and
- Environmental Monitoring and Governance.
SPREP is also Secretariat for the ‘Noumea Convention’; Convention for the Protection of Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region, 1986.
- A new Pacific Coral Reef Monitoring project
- GCRMN presentation at New Colombo Plan (NCP) momentum event
- ICRI at the UN Ocean Conference
- SPREP webinar on coral reefs in the Pacific
- Good coastal management practices in the Pacific : experiences from the field
- Pacific Countries meet to conserve corals and other marine wildlife in trade
- World’s Largest Marine Parks Established in Cook Islands, New Caledonia
- SPREP Calls on Pacific Communities to Assist in Tracking Sea Turtles
- Working in the Pacific? Have your say on the development of a new portal for protected areas managers!
- Call for Action for SPREP Countries on Plastic Microbeads
- Just Released – Status and Trends of Coral Reefs of the Pacific
- Niue formalises one of largest marine reserves in world
- The endorsement of the Vemööre Declaration
- New Coral Reef Action Plan endorsed by SPREP 2021
Last Updated: 19 October 2022