Programme for the Pacific Day Event

9:00am Overview of the coral reefs in the region including ongoing programmes, projects, challenge of implementation or sustainability, incentives, etc.
Caroline Vieux, SPREP, and Eric Clua, CRISP/SPC
9.30am

Threats to Coral Reefs

Introduction and presentation (Lauretta Burke, World Resources Institute)

Case studies:

  • Ciguatera (Being Yeeting, SPC)
  • Marine Invasive Species (Posa Skelton, SPREP)
  • 9.50am Discussion and identification of immediate actions needed for the region
    10.30am Morning Tea
    11.00am

    Climate Change and effects on coral reefs and consequences for the livelihood of small island countries

    Introduction (Kevin Petrini, UNDP GEF CBA)

    Case study:

  • Coral bleaching and community-based adaption (Alan Resture, Tuvalu)
  • 11.15am Discussions and identification of immediate actions needed for the region
    12:15pm Lunch Break
    2.00pm

    Traditional knowledge Management for Marine Conservation

    Introduction (Faleafaga Toni Tipamaa, ACEO of Environment and Conservation, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of Samoa)

    Case Studies:

  • The Two Samoas Initiative (representatives of Samoa and American Samoa)
  • Ecosystem-based management of coral reefs in the Pacific (Stacy Jupiter, Wildlife Conservation Society)
  • Fiji Land and Marine Management Area (FLMMA) (Semisi Meo)
  • 3:00pm Discussions and identification of immediate actions needed for the region
    3:30pm Afternoon Tea