10th Pacific Islands Conference on Nature Conservation and Protected Areas

Dates: April 20, 2020 - April 24, 2020

Location: New-Caledonia

Nature conservation programmes in the Pacific are guided by the regional conservation conference that has met on average every 5 years since 1975. The Nature Conservation and Protected Areas Conference has become the principal conference of government agencies, NGOs, community-based organisations, donor agencies and individual experts concerned with conservation science and practice in the Pacific Islands region. The conference is the key opportunity to set a Pacific based and initiated agenda for Pacific conservation for the next four – seven years. This agenda must align both with the National Biodiversity Strategies, as well as with global conservation commitments that Pacific Members are party to, in particular the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Historically a regional conservation document has been prepared and adopted at the Conference called an Action Strategy, and since the 9th Conference in 2013 the Framework for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas, which guides regional conservation effort until the next conference. The current Framework covers the period 2014-2020.