State of Environment Report - Samoa

Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment - Government of Samoa (2006)

The 2006 State of Environment Report (SOE) Report illustrates very clearly Samoa's environmental vulnerabilities and challenges, as well as supporting the creation of a more enabling sustainable development environment. Much of this Report, however, summarizes the current state of knowledge about the environment of Samoa. It instigates the move towards identifying Sustainable Environmental Management (SEM) indicators, and then covers them separately in the areas of climate change and ozone depletion, coastal and marine resources, water resources, land resources, tourism resources, forestry resources, biodiversity resources, even Samoa's socio-economic situation, as well as institutional responses to natural resource management and development trends. This Report provides valuable information and base-data to act as a gauge against which to measure the future state of Samoa's environment.

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