Legal Capacity-Building for Conservation in the Pacific
EDO NSW's engagement in the Paciﬁc is based on our recognition of the immense signiﬁcance of Paciﬁc ecosystems at both local and global levels, and a corresponding concern at the increasing threats to those ecosystems. Terrestrial, coastal and marine environments play crucial social, economic and environmental roles at local and national levels in the Paciﬁc, and are acknowledged globally for their high degree of ecosystem and species diversity and extraordinary level of endemicity. However, the capacity of these ecosystems is increasingly being tested. Deforestation, over-ﬁshing, rapid population growth and climate change pose serious challenges for the future of the region.