Conserving our sea of islands: State of protected and conserved areas in Oceania

Bastian Bertzky, Fiona Leverington, Hans Wendt, Heather C. Bingham, Hugh Govan, Jennifer Kelleher, Lea M. Scherl, Lolita Gibbons-Decherong, Lucy Bastin, Marc Hockings, Maria-Goreti Muavesi, Matthew Fox, Nicholas Barnes, Nigel Dudley, Paul van Nimwegen, Stacey Jupiter, Sue Stolton, Vainuupo Jungblut

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The Conserving our sea of islands report provides the first comprehensive assessment of area-based conservation in the region. The 23 countries and territories that it covers are diverse but share a common identity and geography, as well as many other features such as extensive customary ownership. The purpose of the report is to document the status of protected and conserved areas in Oceania; review and outline progress made towards achieving national and international targets for protected and conserved areas, including for coverage, representativeness, connectivity and effectiveness; showcase the achievements and learnings from across the region to promote effective management practices; and review and highlight relevant regional protected and conserved area issues and provide guidance for strengthening their management effectiveness, governance and equity.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGland, Switzerland
Commissioning bodyIUCN
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9782831722146
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2022
EventPacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
- Nadi, Fiji
Duration: 17 Oct 202221 Oct 2022

Publication series

NameState of Protected and Conserved Areas Report Series
PublisherInternational Union for Conservation of Nature


  • Conservation
  • Protected areas
  • Protected area management
  • Management
  • Other effective area-based conservation measure (OECM)
  • Capacity building
  • Indigenous people


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