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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR – Palau

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

Palau And Sustainable Tourism

As a Large Ocean Nation, as well as Small Island State, Palau's President has agreed to protect 80% of its waters. The Palau government has also committed to grow various revenues to offset and economically benefit from the creation of this massive no-take marine reserve.

State of Palau’s Birds 2010

State of Palau’s Birds 2010, produced by the Palau Conservation Society (BirdLife in Palau), is a conservation guide for communities and policymakers. The islands support a rich avifauna with nine endemic species and several important seabird colonies but, as the report makes clear, many of the archipelago’s bird species are in decline. Loss and degradation of habitat, illegal hunting, invasive species and climate change are identified as the principal threats.

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