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30-year Ambition for Pacific Conservation, 2002-2032

Moorea French Polynesia © Stuart Chape


Healthy Oceans – Healthy Islands – Healthy People

Our people proudly honour, value and protect our natural and cultural heritage and cultural identity for the wellbeing of present and future generations; the waters of our streams, lagoons and oceans are bountiful and unpolluted; our mountains are wild, our forests intact and our beaches unspoiled; our towns and gardens are healthy and productive; our societies are vibrant, resilient and diverse; we have equitable relationships with our global partners and our economies thrive; our cultures and traditions are widely appreciated; and the products of our creativity and labour are especially prized.


To protect and preserve the rich natural and cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands forever for the benefit of the people of the Pacific and the world.



The biodiversity and natural environment of the Pacific are conserved in perpetuity.


Pacific peoples are leading activities for the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and the preservation of cultural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations.


Nature conservation and sustainable resource use are the foundation of all island economies.

About this 30-year ambition for Pacific conservation

The Vision, Mission and Goals were created and endorsed by the delegates of the 7th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas in Rarotonga in 2002. They are 30-year statements of conservation ambition in the Pacific, and provide the overarching structure of this Framework and its predecessors.

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