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Marine Spatial Plan Consultations — Samoa in action to protect & sustainably manage its marine resources

February 15, 2023
Just as rugby unites all Samoans around the world, the ocean unites all Pacific Island nations. It defines our Pasifika identity, hence why Samoa — our small island nation — has committed to sustainably manage its entire ocean & formally protect 30% of its 120,000 sq km ocean domain.
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Samoa Voyaging Society Signed on to Manaaki Project

November 30, 2022
The project will utilise the Gaualofa, Samoa’s traditional voyaging sailing double hull canoe as a platform to deliver experiential “hands – on” activity based environmental education training programme (Guardians) to at least four districts in Samoa.
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Samoa’s Marine Spatial Plan releases informative reports and national awareness campaign

September 2, 2022
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Samoa first in the Pacific to use Seasketch spatial tool

August 24, 2022
With the increasing impacts of both climate change and human activities on our oceans, the Government of Samoa joins the global community’s call for the protection and sustainable use of our marine resources by committing to protecting 30% of its ocean by 2030 through an ecologically representative...
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MOU signed with Samoa Voyaging Society

June 14, 2022
Conservation International (CI) Samoa continues to support Samoa through a partnership with Samoa Voyaging Society (SVS) a non-government incorporated society in Samoa to commit and collaborate to secure healthy oceans for Samoa. The purpose of the MoU is to facilitate cooperation and partnership...
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