The 43 million people who call the Pacific islands home steward some of the world’s largest conservation initiatives and most valuable fisheries. These islands offer some of the best examples of how people and nature can both benefit from locally driven, science-based marine protections.
For more than a decade, Pew has supported conservation initiatives across the Pacific islands—from Aotearoa to Hawaii to Palau to Rapa Nui—in collaboration with local partners, governments, communities, scientists, and Indigenous peoples to effectively safeguard biodiversity. These efforts, some of which are ongoing, include establishing marine protections, conducting research, managing fisheries, and providing technical support for international negotiations.
This collection of Pew resources highlights a range of ocean conservation issues and the community-led efforts to help ensure the region’s people and wildlife can continue to reap the benefits of a thriving, sustainable marine environment for generations to come.