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Melanesia and Polynesia

First published on 08/14/2015, and last updated on 09/13/2017

ICCAs issues are being revitalized in the South Pacific in a unique global phenomenon and one of the untapped riches of the Pacific has begun to show its true potential. Villages, communities, tribes, clans and districts are planning, implementingand enforcing management at the local level based on customary tenure. The challenge for policy-makers, scientists, government and non government institutions is to move beyond the emphasis on protected areas in isolation and support and promote this de-centralized Island way. This is a vital foundation to a truly regional approach to Integrated Island Management that can address the pressing issues while sustaining the region’s biodiversity and livelihoods.

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