For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania.
This Fiji country assessment provides key findings for Fiji that contributed to developing the comprehensive State of Conservation in Oceania 2013 report. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Fiji using 16 indicators.
The indicators provide information not only about the state of conservation in Fiji but also about what pressures and threats conservation in Fiji is facing and what action is being taken to halt further loss or degradation and improve its long-term sustainability.
Each indicator aims to provide a measure of the current situation and indicate whether it is getting better or worse. Because the amount and quality of available information varies among indicators, a measure of confidence in the data is also provided.
Approach to reporting on the key findings from the review of the state of conservation in Fiji
The assessment is structured in two related parts:
- State, pressures and threats considers the current health of key habitat types and resources across Fiji as well as the factors and drivers of environmental change affecting Fiji biodiversity.
- Response details action being taken to improve the health and sustainability of Fiji biodiversity considering two key aspects: Environmental Governance and Conservation Initiatives.
In each case, a mixture of habitat-related (such as forest or mangroves) and biodiversity-related (such as threatened species) indicators have been used to present a picture of how biodiversity is threatened and where action is needed to protect it.
State of conservation in Fiji : country report 2013. Apia, Samoa : SPREP, 2016. p. cm. ISBN: 978-982-04-0631-5 (print) 978-982-04-0632-2 (e-copy) Copyright © Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP), 2016