Threatened and migratory marine species science

Threatened and migratory marine species science

Threatened and migratory marine species science 352 247 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Secretariat for the Pacific Environment Programme – Samoa

The Secretariat for the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP) has published the Regional Marine Species Programme and Action Plans 2022-2026. 

These provide strategic guidance on priorities for conserving and managing 5 priority marine species groups: whales and dolphins; marine turtles; dugong; sharks and rays; and seabirds. 

There are 9 themes under each of the action plans for species as well as for an overall multispecies action plan which combines all species. These themes are: research and monitoring; climate change; ecosystem and habitat protection; threat reduction; cultural significance and value; legislation, policy and management; ecotourism and livelihoods; capacity building and collaboration; education, awareness and communication. 

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This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme Pacific solutions to save our ocean: an integrated ocean science programme towards a healthy Blue Pacific Continent to sustain future generations 

Start Date: 01/01/2022
End Date: 31/12/2026 

Lead Contact: Karen Baird (

challenges: 2- Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 5- Ocean-Climate Nexus
ocean_basins: North Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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