Samoa’s rich cultural heritage and future prosperity depends on a healthy environment. Over the past 50 years, Samoa’s environment has been pressured by increasing population and development, agricultural expansion, invasive species of plants and animals, and disasters such as tsunamis, cyclones, and fi res. Each of these threatens the health of our environment, thereby threatening the wellbeing of Samoan people and Fa Samoa – our traditional way of life

SPREP’s Environmental and Monitoring Governance (EMG) Programme convened a regional meeting for participants to review the successes of the ACPMEA Project Phase 2, discuss and share experiences in implementing the ACPMEA project, and establish clear linkages to the Inform project.