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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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The voyage to managing 100% of Samoa’s Ocean Domain

By Schannel van Dijken

October 22, 2020
On October 16th 2020, the Samoa Ocean Strategy (SOS) was officially launched by the Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa in Apia. This represents an historical moment for Samoa as it commits to sustainably manage its entire ocean domain (120,000 km2) and formally protect 30% of this (36,000 km2).
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Plastic marine pollution, Panama
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Plastic ban — why you shouldn’t worry

By Vatapuia Maiava

February 11, 2019
With Samoa now a little over a week into the nationwide ban on single-use plastic bags and straws, many are left wondering just what the future of Samoa will bring.
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