The NOAA Coral Reef Watch program uses satellite data to provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching. Bleaching is the process by which corals lose the symbiotic algae that give them their distinctive colors. If a coral is severely bleached, disease and death become likely. Coral Reef Watch also offers a modeled Outlook that predicts the likelihood of coral bleaching heat stress on a week-by-week basis, up to four months in the future (the typical length of a bleaching season).
The research agreement signed on 19th December 2005 by the Institute of Research for Development (IRD), the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse III) and Nantes University, the Pharmacochemical laboratories of Natural Substances and Pharmacophores Redox (UMR 1165) and the Centre of Maritime and Ocean Law (EA 1165, CDMO) led to the international research program Coral Reef Initiatives for the Pacific (CRISP).
The variation in percentage loss for the best estimate between states results from the different levels of land-sourced pollution (solid waste, sedimentation, septic tank leakage and all other unidentified sources), 2003
For the Ninth Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas December 2013, Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) commissioned an assessment of the status of biodiversity and conservation in Oceania. This report assesses the overall state of conservation in Palau using 16 indicators.
*this report wasn't published but was sent to country for checking (2013)* - to be used for the Regional SOE initiative 2019
The Vision of the draft National Aquaculture Strategy is to: Contribute to achieving sustainable economic development in Palau through environmentally responsible aquaculture. It lays out the rationale for 5 specific objectives. The strategy was produced with assistance from the FAO.
This is Volume I of the Regional Biosecurity Plan for Micronesia and Hawaii.
United States Department of the Navy. 2015. Regional Biosecurity Plan for Micronesia and Hawaii, Volume I. Eds. University of Guam and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
Palau's National Invasive Species and Biosecurity Strategic Action Plan 2018-2022 describes goals, objectives, and actions for the National Invasive Species Committee (NISC) and associated members.
Regional framework to assess the regional monitoring indicators that measure the status of managed conservation areas set aside under the Micronesia Challenge. The tool allows you to see the monitoring progress and learn more about the monitoring data collected across the region.
The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management.