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 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) is the most comprehensive global database of marine and terrestrial protected areas, updated on a monthly basis, and is one of the key global biodiversity data sets being widely used by scientists, businesses, governments, International secretariats and others to inform planning, policy decisions and management.

 Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

Reefs at Risk Revisited is a high-resolution update of the original global analysis, Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World’s Coral Reefs. Reefs at Risk Revisited uses a global map of coral reefs at 500-m resolution, which is 64 times more detailed than the 4-km resolution map used in the 1998 analysis, and benefits from improvements in many global data sets used to evaluate threats to reefs (most threat data are at 1 km resolution, which is 16 times more detailed than those used in the 1998 analysis).

 Department of Environment, Tonga

Final draft document of the national water and coastal management plan for Vavau

 Department of Environment, Tonga

This is part of the "Preparation of Diagnostic Study to Inform an Integrated Coastal Management Plan for Tongatapu, Tonga" - this document represents Deliverable 3 : Coastal Characteristics and Issues Report

 Department of Environment, Tonga

This vulnerability assessment provides evidence for the Government of Tonga and the people of Lifuka Island to make informed decisions about adapting to coastal erosion and sea-level rise. This project also aimed to be a blueprint for other low-lying nations considering adaptation options.

 Department of Environment, Tonga

The objectives of this study were as follows:
1. Resurvey and delineation of the sand resource of eight beaches on Tongatapu
2. Evaluation of the extent of recent coastal changes on Tongatapu including changes effected by cyclones and other natural events, beach sand extraction, and interaction between the two.
3. Investigation of the rate of sand production and implications for the sustainability of beach mining.

 Department of Environment, Tonga

This report is mainly focused on a research to find out the importance of Integrated Coastal Management to the coastline of Tongatapu. It aims to notify the changes of coastal areas and to what extent; identify these changes cause issues on the sustainability of the coastline in terms of social, economic and environmentally; and to evaluate the procedures of coastal monitoring and resource management in Tonga.

The Integrated Water and Coastal Management Plan for Vava'u acrhipelago in the Kingdom of Tonga has involved consultations with multi-level and multi-discipline stakeholder including local, provincial and national institutions, civil societies, private institutions and communities.
The Integrated Water and Coastal Management (IWCM) project was initiated in 2013 as a continuation of the very successful Integrated Water Resource Management Project in Vava'u from 2010-2012.

The deliverable focuses on a categorized listing of key issues and available information plus a concise description of the major characteristics of the Tongatapu coast (see Appendix B). The evidence to support the recommendations presented in this report has been gathered from a literature review, interviews with key stakeholders of Tongan government agencies and consideration of existing institutional practices of coastal management planning from the international arena (see Deliverable 2).

Rising oceans, changing lives: Final report is the overview report in a series of technical reports that have been
written for the project on Lifuka Island. Accordingly the section titles in the final report correspond with the
names of the respective technical reports.

This was an integrated effort by all concerned with the coastline in Tonga.

Integrated Coastal management applied conscious management process that acknowledge the interrelationships among most coastal and ocean uses and the environment that potentially affected.

This preamble is a synopsis of the material contained in the Tonga Water Supply Master Plan Executive Summary Report.

Report on survey work to provide baseline information on the status of reef
fisheries, and to help fill the massive information gap that hinders the effective management
of reef fisheries. Surveys took place 2001, 2002 and 2008.

Pdf report. The Tonga NPOA (sharks) is a policy guideline that ensures conservation and management of oceanic sharks in the Kingdom’s fisheries waters. It also promotes long-term sustainability and optimum use of sharks in Tonga’s Tuna longline fishery in accordance to national development policy frameworks, and special needs and requirements to develop and commercialise its fisheries. In the medium-long term, the Plan serves to minimize any adverse environmental effects of fishing on oceanic shark species.

The Tonga Deepwater Fishery Management Plan guides the management and devel-opment of the deep slope resources of snapper, grouper and emperors in Tonga fisher-ies waters.