Meet all the endorsed Ocean Decade Actions

Threatened and migratory marine species science

Secretariat for the Pacific Environment Programme - Samoa

Develop a sustainable and equitable ocean economy, North Pacific Ocean, Project, Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity, South Pacific Ocean, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change

The Secretariat for the Pacific Environment Programme (SPREP) is in the process of editing and printing the 4th iteration of 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.

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 (