May 29, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s travel impacts, West Africa’s objectives remain valid

In June 2019, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) adopted the ECOTOUR Regional Tourism Policy and 2019-2029 Action Plan.
May 28, 2020

Women influencing healthy lifestyles while building climate resilience in the Marshall Islands

As people around the world learn to live with the COVID-19 crisis, women in a small atoll island in the Marshall Islands, are reaping the benefits of a three-year long, European Union (EU) funded project that was started in 2017 to help build their resilience to climate related droughts.
May 28, 2020

You need to go swimming with turtles in New Caledonia

The world’s oceans are home to many amazing creatures, but few are as majestic as the turtle, so it’s not surprising that snorkelers and scuba divers often seek out sites where they’ll be likely to encounter one of the ancient creatures.
May 28, 2020

We want to get hiking again, but we want to do it right

Fiji has many beautiful hidden places and we’ve been incredibly privileged to work with communities in the interior to make some of these places a bit more accessible to visitors through hiking.
May 28, 2020

Destination Sustainability: How To Measure Sustainable Tourism Success?

What does it take for a destination to be considered successful, in terms of sustainability? How to determine and measure sustainable tourism success?
May 28, 2020

Green Banana Paper founder Matthew Simpson creates jobs in Kosrae

Green Banana Paper founder Matthew Simpson grew up in the United States, but his businesses are all about supporting the community of Kosrae. 
May 28, 2020

Build back better and preserve biodiversity after COVID-19 pandemic: UN chief

Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic must also lead to countries uniting to preserve the natural world, in line with global commitments to achieve a better future for all people and the planet, top officials with the United Nations said
May 28, 2020

UN launches COVID-19 response plan for Pacific islands – Discover the South Pacific

The United Nations has launched a COVID-19 response plan for 14 countries and territories in the Pacific suffering the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
May 15, 2020

Sustainable Everyday Life for All – Discover the South Pacific

Each one of us can make a difference with choices that support a more sustainable future. Sitra’s lifestyle test has been taken more than 950,000 times! Test your carbon footprint – receive tailored tips that will save you time and money while improving the quality of your life.
May 8, 2020

Solomon Islands State Of Environment Report Endorsed By Cabinet And Tabled In Parliament – Discover the South Pacific

A newly endorsed State of Environment (SoE) Report 2019 for Solomon Islands is now available for public viewing and download on the Solomon Islands Environment Data Portal.
May 8, 2020

Niue Invites People to Look To The Stars In Celebration of International Dark Sky Week – Discover the South Pacific

This week is International Dark Sky Week, a weeklong celebration of the night. The Pacific Island of Niue, recently declared an official Dark Sky Place by the International Dark Sky Association, invites people across the world to switch off their lights and look to the stars.
May 8, 2020

Climate action required in 2020 must continue says Forum – Discover the South Pacific

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum says countries need to understand the connectivity between the Covid-19 pandemic and climate change.
May 8, 2020

Striking lack of progress on environmental SDGs in Asia-Pacific, reveals new UN report – Discover the South Pacific

There is overwhelming evidence that the Asia-Pacific region needs to accelerate action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and substantially reverse current negative trends, especially those which are depleting and degrading its environmental resources, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for […]
May 8, 2020

Environmentally friendly diving to conserve marine life for sustainable development – Discover the South Pacific

Tourists and divers flock the pristine Nusa Penida Island in Bali, Indonesia for the scenic views, beautiful beaches, towering limestone cliffs and life underwater.
April 28, 2020

Flag Day scaled-down — marking 120 years as a part of US family

Compared to previous years with many festivities including fautasi races, this year’s Flag Day ceremony set for Friday morning Apr. 17th, will be a very scaled back, small event marking the 120 years since American Samoa became part of the United States family.
April 28, 2020

Is ecotourism the solution to conservation after COVID-19?

As I write this in Honolulu, the governor of Hawai‘i has put the state on an indefinite lockdown and everyone flying into the islands must undergo a 14-day quarantine.
April 28, 2020

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2020: Towards sustainable economies

Decades of high economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region have transformed its socioeconomic landscape – lifting a billion people out of extreme poverty in the past two decades and raising living standards of even greater numbers.
April 28, 2020

Collaboration is the Only Way

Following an assessment of the major impacts of tourism on the two most-visited islands in Cabo Verde, Sal and Boa Vista, the Travel Foundation brought together industry stakeholders in a ‘Destination Council’, empowering them to create a shared vision and actions for sustainable tourism.
April 28, 2020

Tonga Whale Watching; Incredible, once in a life time experience!!

We went out with Tongan Expeditions for 4 days and had an incredible experience! Our guide, Lome, did a great job! She was friendly, knowledgeable and put our safety and whales well-being first!
April 28, 2020

Women in Business; Soraya May-Malagi, Director of Operations Le Vasa Resort, Samoa

Soraya May-Malagi is the Director of Operations of Le Vasa Resort in Samoa – a 16-room oceanfront hotel that she bought with her late husband in 2006.