Forest and Trees

Forests and trees play significant roles in the lives of Pacific Islanders, economically, socially, culturally and environmentally. In many Pacific island countries, especially on the smaller islands and atolls, agroforestry and tree crops provide most of the food, medicines, construction materials, firewood, tools and myriad of other products and services that cannot be replaced with imported substitutions. For the larger countries, forests have contributed significantly into their economic development in terms of foreign exchange earnings, employment and infrastructure development. Thus, a major challenge for Pacific Island countries and territories (PICTs) is to ensure sustainable management of their scarce and diminishing forest and tree resources, taking into account demands for economic development and the social and environmental needs of their growing populations, LRD-SPC is addressing this under its Forest & Tree programme.

SPC organises sandalwood workshop in Vanuatu
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 08:46
Sandalwood tree

The Land Resources Division (LRD) of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will organise a regional workshop on Sandalwood Resource Developme....

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Integrating agroforestry and biodiversity into climate change adaptation plans
Thursday, 07 October 2010 13:10

Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) – Existing natural forests should be managed in a sustainable manner, and degraded forests should eit....

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FSM vulnerability assessment
Tuesday, 21 September 2010 09:24

The government of Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) has carried out climate vulnerability assessments on 14 atoll islands in the states of Pohnpei,....

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Preparatory Workshop for UN Biodiversity Summit
Thursday, 26 August 2010 14:44

A regional preparatory meeting for the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity was organized in Nadi, Fiji from the 1....

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