Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pacific Biodiversity Information Forum (PBIF) Highlights Updates to the Pacific Protected Areas Database

Created in 2003, the Pacific Protected Areas Database (PPAD) is a work in progress to document protected areas in the Pacific islands region of Oceania (Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia). Final data for the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and Kiribati are being added. FSM and Kiribati complete the Micronesian section of the database. Additionally, a new online interface has been developed and is now live. Visit the website at at

(Photo: from the PBIF website. PBIF's geographic scope includes the countries of Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia, as well as the Australasian countries bordering these regions.)


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