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.
Dataset includes various regional-scale spatial data layers in geojson format.
This dataset contains templates of policies and MoU's on data sharing.
You can download the Word-templates and adapt the documents to your national context.
A collection of Inform project training materials. You are free to download and use any of the training resources below. The PowerPoint presentations contain a complete set of slides, so please feel free to copy, delete or change slides, to fit the purpose of your country training.
Protected areas of the Marshall Islands. Data sourced from: IUCN and UNEP-WCMC (2018), The World Database on Protected Areas (WDPA) [On-line], [July 2018]. Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC. Available at: www.protectedplanet.net.
State of Environment (SoE) reports provide in-country partners with a process to gather data on current environmental indicators, document their status, and formulate a plan for keeping these indicators on track or developing policies and programs as needed. This SoE Toolkit dataset contains resources that serve as guides to help create up-to-date State of Environment reports.
The Strandings of Oceania database is a collaborative project between SPREP, WildMe and the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium to record stranding and beachcast data for whales, dolphins and dugongs throughout the Pacific. We use a platform called Flukebook. An account is needed to view or use data within Flukebook but the data is available for download here. You can submit data direct into Flukebook (preferably while logged in) or send a completed data form to SPREP for upload. Guidance on using the database is available :
GIS file (geojson format) displaying protected areas in the Marshall Islands.
GIS file (geojson format) displaying protected areas. This file complements the polygon file.
At the end of a training, you can ask participants to fill in this Action Plan. The goal is to link learning to performance.
This policy applies requests for data held by a Ministry. The purpose of this policy is to:
• encourage the free exchange of data within a Ministry, with other government agencies within the country and with the public, as appropriate
• ensure that sensitive information (including commercially sensitive data) held by the Ministry is not compromised.
Memorandum of Understanding between two parties, for the exchange of data, related information and other services.
Memorandum of Understanding between SPREP and a Country, to facilitate the access to, and security of, all data entered into the national database.
This dataset contains mapped point locations for protected areas within the Marshall Islands. This dataset should be viewed in combination with the World Database on Protected Areas polygon locations to get a comprehensive view of all protected areas within the Marshall Islands.
This dataset contains mapped polygon locations for protected areas within the Marshall Islands. This dataset should be viewed in combination with the World Database on Protected Areas point locations to get a comprehensive view of all protected areas within the Marshall Islands.
Pacific islands region land area
This is a template that can be used when creating a State of Environment report, and sections can be added or adapted to fit a country’s needs.
SPREPs recommended template for individual indicators in national SoE reports. The full SoE template will be updated in the coming months.