Nauru Anibare coastline © Stuart Chape
The purpose of the Pacific Islands Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas 2021-2025 is to provide broad strategic guidance for conservation initiatives undertaken by all stakeholders in the region. It does this by:
Articulating a shared vision for nature conservation in the Pacific, with an emphasis on the interdependence of environmental, social-cultural and economic domains.
Identifying regional Strategic Objectives to guide conservation action in the Pacific, and focusing this work towards priority issues for the region.
Providing an intermediary or bridging function between global and national environmental frameworks.
Providing relevant guidance on best practice to stakeholders and conservation practitioners.
Ensuring coordination and collaboration between entities involved in conservation in the Pacific.
Encouraging mobilisation of partnerships and resources to address priority conservation issues for the Pacific.
The Framework is not a prescriptive document, and does not replace the fundamental rights and responsibilities of Pacific Island countries and territories for planning, prioritising, and implementing their own nature conservation and environmental management regimes.